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By adamg - 4/30/16 - 2:34 pm
Coyote on Thompson Island

Thomas Mann reports he paddled out to Thompson Island in Boston Harbor this morning - and spotted this coyote. It's the first time he's ever seen one on one of the harbor islands.

By adamg - 1/3/16 - 1:16 pm
Coyote in West Roxbury

A roving UHub photographer on the way back from Home Depot spotted this coyote roaming Caspar Street in West Roxbury around 12:20 p.m. today.

By adamg - 10/10/15 - 9:11 pm

Good Morning Gloucester reports the woman was sitting outside watching the stars early this morning when the coyote leaped on her:

She jumped to her feet and fought it back with her fists. She next grabbed a broom and in the process hit her truck’s key fob, which sounded the alarm. ... Lyn describes the coyote’s drool as smelling like foul meat and the fur as coarse and bristly. The drool was in her hair and took some time to wash out the smell.

By adamg - 2/27/15 - 9:30 am
Coyote on ice off Quincy

The Coast Guard reports the crew of the Cutter Pendant was cutting channels through the ice off Quincy yesterday when all of a sudden a coyote ran in front of the ship.

By adamg - 1/10/15 - 7:19 pm

Around 5:30 p.m., we were heading home from the supermarket (yeah, after kickoff). We were in the right lane inbound on Washington Street, coming up on West Roxbury Parkway. There, in the left lane, just standing there, looking down the road - but not at us - was a coyote.

I slowed, flashed my brights and it ambled off across the road and up into the woods on Bellevue Hill.

By adamg - 9/19/14 - 7:05 pm

This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were following them. Before police could arrive, however, two men in the area spotted her and escorted her to safety. No word if either of them was named Elmer.

By adamg - 5/19/14 - 12:49 pm

Police are keeping a wary eye on a coyote first reported at lunchtime at Dorchester Avenue and Linden Street. Around 12:45, it was reported on Orchardfield Street, three blocks south. It was not reported to be bothering anybody, and officers are leaving it be for now.

This is a couple hours after a turkey was spotted on Adams Street.

By adamg - 11/3/12 - 2:03 pm

WBZ reports the town plans to train a group of residents to respond to complaints about coyotes by showing up and yelling and screaming at the animal until it either flees in terror or becomes incapacitated from laughing so hard.

By adamg - 10/18/12 - 11:33 am

UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: After making its way back to the school yard and evading Animal Control and police, the coyote made its way up Norfolk to Hosmer Street. At some point in that trip, it was hit by a vehicle and wound up cornered in a rear yard, where it was captured.

Boston Police are monitoring a coyote that's been sauntering up and down Blue Hill Avenue by Walk Hill Street this morning. Around 11:30, the Mildred Avenue School was put into "safe mode" when the coyote entered the schoolyard - students were ordered inside, but otherwise went about their normal school day.

By adamg - 9/10/12 - 11:46 am
Fake coyote

We were headed south on the VFW Parkway the other day when, whoa, was that a coyote hanging out by the VA Hospital? We did a quick uey, pulled into the parking lot and discovered that, no, it was not a real coyote, just a plastic replica of one. Hokay.

Compare to this photo of a real coyote, taken on Friday in the Arboretum.

By adamg - 7/29/12 - 8:19 pm

DotRat photographed a coyote wandering along Wollaston Beach today:

By adamg - 7/27/12 - 12:36 pm

Sometimes it pays to get pissed off, but given the relative lack of lions around here, will coyotes recognize the scent?

By adamg - 7/26/12 - 5:54 pm

A report on a cat on Cape Ann that survived getting chomped by a coyote. Complete with photo of the tooth hole the coyote left behind in the cat's head.

By adamg - 4/29/12 - 12:20 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com posts a photo of a coyote spotted on Copp's Hill Terrace in the North End this morning.

It's not the first North End coyote spotting, but they remain relatively rare, unlike in, say, West Roxbury.

By adamg - 3/23/12 - 4:14 pm
Downtown coyote

Downtown wildlife.

Maggie O'Neil photographed this coyote on Summer Street today.

The Animal Rescue League reports it captured the coyote in Chinatown, after a chase that included a brief foray through the mouth of the Ted Williams Tunnel. The League adds:

By adamg - 1/10/12 - 11:54 am

Coyote enjoying a snack

Will Roseliep reports spotting two coyotes at Walter and Bussey streets by the Arboretum Friday night.

They were most definitely snacking on something - maybe a housepet, maybe some Slim Jims from a nearby c-store.

The Globe's resident crank would rather just kill them, no doubt with his bare hands (no, actually, he wants to blast them with a shotgun), which mystified Roseliep:

These guys looked so chilled, and weren't disturbed by my high beams ...why kill shoot them all when they obviously just want to live a quiet life amongst Roslindale/Newton/W. Roxbury residents?

By adamg - 12/8/11 - 3:05 pm

Wicked Local Brookline declares "vigilante justice" not the answer to coyotes fearful Corey Hill residents say keep them trapped in their homes.

Where's Sam when you need him?

By adamg - 12/5/11 - 5:21 pm

Brookline selectmen tomorrow hear a request by residents of Corey Hill to let them do something to get rid of the coyotes they say have invaded their hillside, which crests along Summit Avenue.

The coyote presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Town Hall.


By adamg - 11/6/11 - 7:39 pm

Billings reports it was hit by a car around noon on Mt. Vernon Street, and that for awhile, it was just lying on somebody's lawn with its leg up, because police who responded said there was nothing they could do. It didn't appear to be there this evening, so with any luck it was either put out of its misery or taken somewhere for care.

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