Coyote Photos  On Friend St #GloucesterMA 

Good morning,

I wanted to hopefully get the word out that there is now at least 1 coyote roaming downtown. I live on Friend Street and my husband encountered a large coyote in front of our neighbor’s house at 11:30 last night. It was not afraid of my husband and in fact it followed him into our back yard. My husband had to jingle his keys and make a lot of noise to make it run off. We are reporting the sighting to animal control, but I wanted to alert others in the neighborhood to be careful! 

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Johanna Whippen

38A Friend St. 


  • Jeanne PaulaHoward

    I have seen a coyote on Mt. Vernon St. It may be living in the woods behind Ledgemont. It was not scared off until a car went by.

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  • they have a den back behind matos field/veterans school.

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  • This is a great shot and shows you why they are going into the area the bags appear to have only leaves in them but they will look for food left out like this. Even roaming cats and dogs strays our way hit the trash-bins outside storage areas.

    Like the human two legged counterparts know the great places to eat – Some fast food places used to toss perfectly good food but many now bring it to homeless shelters and in some city vans go around and feed them and take care of them. They say the ground is hard but it takes that same hard ground to push yourself up!

    Well done awareness always a plus!🙂 Dave


  • When we take away their land, then we must expect them to enter the neighborhoods that were once theirs. I can’t imagine what it would be like if they turn the Pines into an area for a new elementary school where so many live. It’s not uncommon to see coyotes in the daylight in East Gloucester. I can’t even imagine what it would be like if we were to take away one of the few spaces they have left to call THEIR HOME!

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    • I agree, we are taking away all of the area where they have their “homes”, that is why they are invading our spaces.


      • Coyotes are not native to this region in other words we are not taking away their homes/habitat/land because they never lived in this area in the first place.

        As coyotes migrated westward during the past seventy or so years, around the Great Lakes region, some mated with wolves, which has helped create a heartier species that can withstand the colder temperatures of the east, along with the fact that the preferred coyote diet is much more plentiful east of the Rockies. Coyotes are not going to continue to become more wolf-like because the eastern coyote population is now so large, they can easily find another of their own kind with which to mate. In general, a species would much to prefer to breed with one of its own. Coyotes are such a successful species, they have now crossed the Isthmus of Panama. Over time, a South American species will evolve.

        Coyotes are opportunistic feeders and are drawn to areas where they can scavenge–neighborhoods have an abundance of garbage and pets. As we learned from the wildlife experts that came to speak at City Hall, the easiest ways to discourage coyotes is to not put your trash out the night before, don’t allow bird food to accumulate on the ground (which will invite small mammals, which will invite coyotes), and keep your pets indoors at night.


        • Comment should read 2nd paragraph, 1st line: As coyotes migrated EASTWARD during the past seventy or so years, around the Great Lakes region,


        • Paul T Morrison & RD

          “Coyotes are not native to this region in other words we are not taking away their homes/habitat/land because they never lived in this area in the first place.”

          That is true but these are not 100% coyotes. They are part wolf and part dog. Humans exterminated the wolf from this area a century ago and the wolf genome is finally returning to fill the empty ecological niche. It was inevitable that something would fill that niche as the ecological cascade occurs and fixes the human mistake we made.

          Like the wolves returning to the Yellowstone and the ecological cascade remarkably ends with trees growing more abundantly and rivers not stripping soil. The unintended consequences of deleting a species echoes through the centuries.

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        • Regardless if they are native to the area or not they live in the woods now. And us cutting them down is in fact taking away their homes.

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  • Coyotes are nothing to be afraid of they don’t hurt people. And why call animal control, to try to get this animal killed? These animals have adapted to live amongst humans,because of our large presence. Stop being afraid of something you shouldn’t be afraid of and do some research.

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  • Please keep your pets inside, it seems like the coyotes must be really hungry.

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  • Until we do something about our trash problem that attracts rodents they are here to stay.


  • I saw one on Rainbow Lane


  • We used to sit in the car and watch them run around Matos Field. There were four or five of them.

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