urban coyote

So we live in the city.  Granted, this is

Oregon, so it is very green city, but a city none the less.  Our neighborhood is just a hop from downtown.  Wildlife in our neighborhood consists of squirrels and the odd raccoon.  So coming home the other day and passing a coyote walking casually down the sidewalk, is a traffic stopper, literally people were pulling over, staring.  Now, this coyote has been the stuff of urban legend for years now, we even saw it late one night years and years ago.  But to see one out in the day was something else.  There has been the recent putting up of signs to keep your cats in at night that got our kids curious, but after telling them about seeing it they are (and I cannot put enough emphasis on this word) OBSESSED. 


Maps have been drawn, plans have made, for my city kids it doesn’t get better than this.

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4 Responses to urban coyote

  1. stephanie 2009, May 15 at 2:16 pm #

    do you live in NE portland?
    i read your blog regularily, and found this post intriguing. i saw a coyote off of NE fremont to other morning and thought it was because i hadnt had coffee yet. after reading your post and talking with others it seems that this coyote does infact exist and is not a figment of my imagination.

  2. Lisa 2009, May 15 at 3:10 pm #

    yes, i saw it not too far from fremont! i’ve *heard* it lives in an empty home just off alameda.

  3. Deborah 2009, June 10 at 9:25 pm #

    Yes, I saw the coyote yesterday morning just north of Alameda and 28th Ave.

  4. Lisa 2009, June 12 at 11:39 am #

    ha, we should set up a coyote watch blog! (actually, wouldn’t surprise me if there already was one)