Coyote Sighting In Salem!

Michael was walking Winnie this morning and as he came up our street he looked ahead and saw a “really big” coyote coming toward him. The coyote took a left and ran into our yard. He and Winnie took a right and came right into the house. We’re not really afraid of them, but it’s a good idea to keep coyotes and family dogs separate. We’ll be keeping a very close eye on Winnie when we’re in the yard.  The coyotes are here year round but they seem to suddenly appear around early February, with lots of neighborhood sightings from now until late spring.

Of course after I got almost everyone out the door (my little guy is recuperating from his late night superbowl viewing, I’ll run him up to school soon) I had to head out there with my camera and see if I could take a photo of the tracks to share with you.

S/he came from the street, then went across the yard and down the hill.IMG_0573

The tracks look pretty cool up close.IMG_0574

It went right up the path in the middle of the photo and past the kids’ fort.

I didn’t go all the way up there because I was wearing crocks and my fluffy robe. Of course that meant I landed on my you know what.

Crocks and coyote tracking aren’t such a good mix 😉

Enjoy everything today!




  1. virtualDavis says:

    Fun post! Thanks for including a link to “Coyote Capers” on our community blog. Lots and lots and lots of HUGE coyotes up here in the Adirondacks…


    1. your most welcome! Coyote Capers is a beautiful post. I can just imagine the happy and healthy coyote population that you have!


  2. Blaire says:

    You are too funny- I can just see you out there in crocs and a fluffy robe with your camera. You are truly dedicated to your work! 🙂


    1. Oh Blaire, you would have laughed, I went right down, splat!!


  3. Cindy says:

    One of my favorite outfits–Crocs and my fluffy robe!


    1. LOL, mine too Cindy!


  4. Michael Parr says:

    Next time I’ll be quicker with the camera for the coyote and the splat! 🙂


    1. you’d have to be really quick to catch the splat sweetie!


  5. Margaret says:

    I remember walking to school one time when I was a kid, turning a corner, and there was a coyote. I think we startled each other because we turned and ran–in opposite directions!


    1. That’s crazy Margaret! I hope that’s what happens to my kids if they walk into one around here… I do worry about that sometimes.


  6. nutsfortreasure says:

    Stay safe and you are like me throw a rob on and head out 🙂
    Please stay safe there they surround us here at times and I have to stand outside with JT and the cat
    then again we have a gun at the ready they grab pets all the time food they do not have to hunt for and even children are not safe in Mass they have been grabbed as well I know they are hungry but the numbers of them are sadly out of whack around here they move out when free food, stay cats, are no longer around for them 😦 We no longer have wild bunnies here


    1. Yes, we’re being careful. From what I’ve read this is their mating season so their a lot more active and aggressive. Just this morning Michael saw two bunnies in our front yard, lol… they may not last long 😦


      1. nutsfortreasure says:

        sadly that is why they pass through so close to you hunger

        We had one living under a woman’s porch here in the city of Portsmouth 😦 she was trapped in her home and it did lots of damage as it yanked and pulled her siding apart to live there.


  7. PJ says:

    Wow – I just have to worry about slipping on the pavement or dodging a stray snow ball at this time of year!


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