Food Sources for Coyote in the City – Critter 30

Thursday, February 2, 2023

You may read previous post about coyote at our neighborhood:

- We Spotted Coyote in Our Neighborhood – Critter 28 | Tanza Erlambang Update

Fig 01- The coyote just sitting on the grass

Yes, Coyote is the predator animal, but interestingly this predator may adapt to urban environment by changing its diet.

So many neighbors have observed that Coyotes consume following foods:

- household garbage

- small dogs

- cats

- rabbits

- and rodents

Fig 02- A cat, could be targeted by Coyotes

Strangely, Coyotes at our neighborhood have consumed fruits such as grapes, ficus (figs), fruit of palm trees and loquat.

Hence, they are always found meandering around backyards of our neighbors. It seems that the predators aren't going away and they are getting smarter by the days or times.

Fig 03. Small or medium size dogs are favorite for Coyotes

Some of neighbors hide their outdoor cats and small pets in the safe place and think to have backyards of Coyotes proof.

Fig 04- A Coyote tried to enter backyard

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  1. We have the same problem in Rome's outskirts, as wild boars are coming closer and closer to the urban environment. The difference between coyote and wild boar is that the latter doesn't eat dogs.

  2. I have never seen coyote,thanks for your sharing...

  3. We have them here. They don't help our garden either.

  4. I have an uncle who has trapped them on big ranches in various places. But they seem to be moving in to the cities. They are smart.

  5. It is getting to be a problem with so many coyotes sharing living space with humans now.

  6. Beautiful animals.
    I've never seen a coyote.
    Have a nice day.

  7. Wooo
    In Spain don't have coyotes but interesting post
    Kisses ♥

  8. Hello,
    I hope people are watching over their pets while they are outdoors. I would not want the Coyote hanging around the neighborhood. Great critter photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great day and a happy new week.

  9. We have coyotes here too and they do adapt. I've seen them on our hikes and they scare me but they always run away.