Sunday, January 02, 2011

Coyote Country

Looks and sounds like we have a new generation of coyotes making their presence known here in The Meadows.

I heard yipping right behind my house on El Prieto two nights this week.  Sounded like a small pack that must have found some other animal.

Also saw a very healthy, large coyote midday last week.  Some other neighbors on Risinghill saw the same one.

So, keep your pets safe.

1 comment:

MaryEllen said...

The pack that is roaming behind the Meadows up above Rising Hill is at least six individuals. I've been seeing them a couple of times each night behind my house, usually at around midnight and again at around 3 am. They are most likely bedding down back near the reservoir, so everyone should be especially careful back there, no matter what time of day or night it is.

There are at least two other packs in the area, one centered on the other side of La Vina, one up above the Meadows and La Vina. I have not seen these two packs, only heard them, so I don't know how big they are.

It's the start of mating season, so a lot of the howling and screaming we are hearing is 'courtship' related.

Some really good information about living with coyotes can be found at the Project Coyote website,