Coyotes Invade Rocky Neck

coyotes on rocky neck

Caught these two on Richard Rosenfeld’s property.  They held their ground and didn’t budge.

E.J. Lefavour

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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14 Responses to Coyotes Invade Rocky Neck

  1. Dorene McManus says:


    • E.J. says:

      Yes, they are.

      • drjmonte says:

        We have them here in the Enclave along with their scat and occasionally piles of bones from there feeding. Reportedly they have killed out the fox which is why we have an overpopulation of rabbit as well. Everyone should report to the animal control officer sightings so they get an idea of the problem. They were threatening to my daughter and our dogs recently.

  2. Anonymous says:

    OMG…I thought there was just one. What can we do as a few residents have already lost cats!

    • E.J. says:

      Actually they are cardboard cutouts, but very realistic looking from a distance. I was shooting the first one I saw for a couple of minutes before it became apparent that he wasn’t moving at all, and then saw the other, also not moving. I don’t know whether they are there to scare away other coyotes, or maybe Canada Geese. Or maybe they are just art pieces – this is Rocky Neck after all.

      • Dave Moore says:

        Excellent observation and keen eye for detail- Whomever placed these by the rocks knows coyotes pretty well as this would be an area like they would have a Den nearby and will be more protective of pups. Out west contact with humans is becoming more frequent in NM-CO other locations as housing moves outward into what used to be their domain. Generally will not attack a human or (rare) but have become more adaptive in the locations mentioned and not as scared of humans either…but may go after small dogs cats, etc. In the wild live to about 15 years.

        Article link:

  3. Susan larosa says:

    One pranced by me off Western Avenue. I was just sitting there and froze. He/she kept on going… Didn’t notice me at all.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Cardboard cutouts? They look so real. Also, they look more like wolves than coyotes.

  5. Vicki says:

    Wow! Cardboard cutouts? They look so real. Also they look more like wolves than coyotes?

  6. E.J. says:

    Well, it turns out the cutouts were placed there as an (unsuccessful) deterrent to Canada Geese. Either Canada Geese aren’t afraid of coyotes, or they are clever and saw right through the ruse.

  7. Anne Rosenfeld says:

    The scarecrows haven’t scared the geese at all. Come back another day and you might find the geese grazing right under the watchful eyes of the coyotes! Then take another picture!

  8. drjmonte says:

    Hire a border collie for a day and you will be rid of the Canadian Geese for good. We did years ago and they have never come back!

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