Do you like coyotes? If so, you’ll really like Project Coyote. Below is a year-end letter I just received from them. Check it out, and if you feel as I do, please donate what you can to help them do their important work for coyotes — America’s song dog. Thanks, and have a Happy New Year! /Gary
Greetings from Project Coyote:
We have ambitious plans for 2010 to protect coyotes from wanton abuse and cruelty, to promote educated coexistence between people and coyotes, and to foster respect for and appreciation of coyotes and other native carnivores throughout North America. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Project Coyote Friends & Supporters:
Tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 2) I’ll be giving a presentation about coyotes in Marin County (San Rafael) and I wanted to let you know about it. You can read more about this here:
Coyote at end of driveway next to the family car. Photo by Rick Fiset, Danville, CA
We live on the west side of Danville near Las Trampas Park. Sunday morning a bunch of turkeys gobbling through our yard woke us up about 7 a.m. They were making a lot of noise so my wife let our dog out and we could hear him barking and scattering the turkeys. Our dog Willie is a Border collie mix and he kept barking for about 5 minutes, so I went outside and called him. He was barking at the bottom of our driveway and I went down and opened the garage door and he came running back inside.
I was going back to bed but I happened to look our bathroom window and I saw this coyote pacing around behind a car at the bottom of our driveway where Willie had been. My wife and I watched him for about 30 minutes while he paced and circled behind the car and down behind a small retaining wall. Another coyote joined him/her and we watched, fascinated. Read the rest of this entry »
Project Coyote — in partnership with Still Wild at Heart — is launching a new documentary, “American Coyote — Still Wild at Heart.”
This compelling 30 minute film produced by San Francisco based filmmaker, Melissa Peabody, is a virtual case study of the coyote’s natural range expansion continent wide. While the film unfolds with the return of coyotes to the San Francisco Bay area, it pursues the coyote’s story across the North American landscape — from Northern California to New York City’s Central Park to Chicago, and points in between. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately from people wanting to know what a coyote looks like. You’re in luck!
We’re fortunate to have an excellent local photographer named Brian Murphy in Walnut Creek, who manages to get incredible shots of wild creatures in our neighborhood. Brian passed along some photos of coyotes he photographed on Mount Diablo. Read the rest of this entry »
I heard a coyote howling in Benicia last night. A high-pitched, warbling, soprano barking — Yi-Yi-Yi! It sounded like there were two or three.
It riled the other domestic dogs in the neighborhood and they started to bark. It was like the ripples of a stone tossed in a quiet pool as the barking slowing spread throughout the neighborhood. What a great sound to go to sleep by. Read the rest of this entry »
About midnight for the last several nights we’ve been hearing strange noises that are a cross between a woman screaming in pain and a warbling sort of call. What animal (we presume it’s an animal!) would be making a sound like that, and why? Actually, it sounds like more than one animal. Thanks.
(PS: Yes, we live right next to an open space area; Shell Ridge.) G. W., Walnut Creek, Calif.
Yes it was, and there’s no need to panic. They’ve been around here for hundreds of years.
There’s been a bit of a flap in the Dublin area since last Thursday when a woman who was out walking her dog OFF LEASH in east Dublin reported the dog was chased by a coyote. Read the rest of this entry »