Yeah, the conditions were weird. The temps were in the 50s, but I could see my breath. There was so much humidity that everything was damp. Earlier in the evening, I had run the heater just to dry off my rifle and the sight.
The little FLIR PS32 thermal spotter performed terribly by comparison. It had trouble registering rabbits at 100 yards.
In the video above, but everything below the coyote in the FOV is the opposite bank of the ravine and the coyote is actually on a vehicle 2-track path. She was still on part of the slope when she was shot (hence the blood running down). There were all sorts of trees behind her and especially to the left, but between the humidity, wind, and temp, everything was just about the same temperature if it wasn't warm-blooded and just grayed together visually.
While thermal was still great for seeing critters under the conditions, it was virtually useless for navigational purposes where the landmarks were all just gray.