Pennsylvania Coyote

by Staci Beck
(Penfield, PA)

PA Coyote

PA Coyote

This photo was taken in May of 2007. We had just moved to a new home in the area where both my husband and I grew up. We were sitting in the living room and I saw something walking by the window. I excitedly said to my husband "look, look, there is a fox." My husband told me that it was not a fox, it was a coyote. I had never seen a coyote. I immediately grabbed the camera and started snapping photos through the house windows. I have 3 dogs in the house and they were barking like crazy. The coyote heard the dogs barking and stopped for just a moment to turn around and look my direction. He paused just long enough for me to get this "once in a lifetime" photo. We often hear coyotes, but we haven't seen one since that day in May 2007.

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Nov 28, 2013
Coyote siting NEW
by: Joanna

We live in a condo development in Montgomeryville, PA that has a large wooded area. Our condo backs up to the woods and we feed a large colony of feral cats outside our unit. Now that it's gotten very cold the wildlife is coming out of the woods in search of food. This morning I looked out the window and saw a scruffy coyote eating the dry cat food along with one of the feral cats. So they are here along with the red foxes, deer, and other wildlife. Fortunately, many people who live in this community feed the feral cats and other wildlife who need our help to survive the cold winter weather.

Oct 16, 2013
2 large coyotes NEW
by: Doug

Just saw 2 coyotes in Manor Twp this evening while out spot lighting deer.

Aug 25, 2013
Coyote pine tap NEW
by: Anonymous

I saw a large coyote cross road near Richland high school around 1 in afternoon. 50 pounds I would estimate.

Aug 25, 2013
Coyote pine tap NEW
by: Anonymous

I saw a large coyote cross road near Richland high school around 1 in afternoon. 50 pounds I would estimate

Jul 13, 2013
Coyote NEW
by: Anonymous

I saw a coyote walk across the road into a wooded area near our home in Wexford, Pa. This was 4 pm on a sunny day I had never seen one is this area before. 7/13/2013


Feb 04, 2013
Coyote Sighting in Buck Valley, PA NEW
by: David

I have a weekend house in Buck Valley, PA, just a few miles shy of Breezewood off I70. We keep a camera on the tree in the yard to track when the deer are coming in. Every weekend we switch out the card to view what happened the previous week. What a shock! A coyote posing for the camera, right in the back yard at 2 am! They're spooky looking animals too, and I've since learned they can be quite vicious! The locals had been telling us there are plenty around and recounted stories of watching them gang up on fawns, grabing cats, and such. A conversation with our neighbor produced an even better shot from his tree camera at 1 in the afternoon! Needless to say, our cat just became an indoor cat and the beagles are now restricted to the yard for sniffing. No more woodland excursions!

Dec 04, 2012
coyote, maybe NEW
by: Anonymous

This morning in the fog as I pulled out of my driveway, I saw a deer in my backyard which is very common. Then I noticed it was a weird deer; it was short and stocky and had a long tail but it was white underneath. I then had lunch with a friend who told me about her grandson shooting a coyote. A lightbulb went off in my head. I know we have coyotes in the woods behind our home but I've never seen one. Until now...maybe. I live in suburban Harrisburg, too, about 2 miles from the mall. Of course, my husband thinks I'm delusional. I'm hoping for bigfoot next!

May 16, 2012
Coyote NEW
by: Anonymous

Outside this morning at about 530am in Skippack PA letting the pup out. A coyote, roughly the height of my akita, but less than half his weight quickly ran just behind my yard. It captured my Akitas attention but he seemed to be in shock. He went crazily sniffing and marking after... We were both amazed at this slender fast wild animal...

Apr 28, 2012
Coyote in my backyard April 2012 NEW
by: Anonymous

I live aprox 2 miles from Barkleyville, PA and saw my first coyote 5 min. ago. I didn't think about snapping a picture until I got my cat back in the house. At first I thought it was a good sized dog, possibly part German Shepard. Wow.....I knew they were around, but didn't expect to see one surveying my cat!

Apr 28, 2012
Coyote in my backyard April 2012 NEW
by: Anonymous

I live aprox 2 miles from Barkleyville, PA and saw my first coyote 5 min. ago. I didn't think about snapping a picture until I got my cat back in the house. At first I thought it was a good sized dog, possibly part German Shepard. Wow.....I knew they were around, but didn't expect to see one surveying my cat!

Oct 26, 2011
Zionsville Coyotes
by: Jay

Recently moved to Zionsville Pa in Berks County. I've yet to see a Coyote yet, but I hear the yelps and howls of Coyotes on a regular basis in the woods around my house. Tried hunting them twice with no luck yet. I am also concerned since I have two goats behind a five foot fence in which I feel are sitting ducks.

Jun 02, 2011
pa coyote
by: Anonymous

will coyote attack your dog?yes coyotes killed a dog chained to a dog box not far from here.southwest pa.

Dec 30, 2010
CATS&DOGS V COYOTE
by: Anonymous

oh yes!! a coyote hates dogs,in some states dogs are used to hunt them,not to kill them but to chase till the coyote turns and chases the dog back,the dog then runs past the hunter in doing so gives him a shot to kill..few miles from my home a lab was drug out of its yard by 2 coyotes,it had a shock collar on so not only was it in pain from the coyote but being shocked also..the owner heard it and saved his dog.. needless to say when their hungry they will come to easy food!! and your cat is one of its favorites:}

Dec 08, 2010
Are my dogs safe?
by: Anonymous

I just was outside with my 2 dogs (a Siberian Husky and American Bulldog/Alaskan Malamute mix) when all of a sudden I heard several howls in the distance. I know these were coyotes, but question is, will they hurt my dogs?

Dec 08, 2010
2 coyotes spotted
by: Steve

I live in Stowe, PA. small town west of Pottstown, PA Montgomery County. Around 2PM, I heard a rustle in leaves on the west side of my property. When turning the corner of my home low and behold, 2 very large coyotes scrambled up the hill to a vacant field west of me. I waited few min. and climbed the hill and one of them was sitting not 30 feet from me. I was downwind and could not smell me and quite enough not to spook it. This bugger was not in any way small!!! Min. 35-45lbs. It was sitting as if waiting for the other to return. Thought---- CAMERA!!!---- When turning to get one from the house I rustled leaves and it took off faster than----well you know--- What a shocker---- and in no way did they look hungry----very well fed----and this a residential/commercial area.

Nov 09, 2010
coyote and dogs
by: Anonymous

I do believe that they could attack a dog. I heard of a lady about 25 miles from my home that had a coyote come into her yard as she was gardening and grah her dog. There was nothing that she could do to help her dog.

Nov 09, 2010
Saw my first coyote
by: Anonymous

As I was walking my border collie in the woods today, I saw my first coyote. Initially I thought it was a German Shephard, then I realized
it had to be a coyote. When I got home, I got on the internet, saw your photo, and realized I definitely saw a coyote (I even thought it might
have been a wolf it was so large). Would they
attack a dog?

Oct 19, 2010
Picture ok to use for school report
by: Staci

Thanks so much for asking if it is ok to use my photo for your school report. I don't have a problem with you using the photo for that purpose. Good Luck. Hope you get a good grade. :)

Oct 19, 2010
Picture
by: Bri

One question. I'm a high school student, and I'm doing a project on limiting factors for the wildlife in PA. I found this picture, (website) off of google. I wanted to make sure and ask if I could copy and paste this picture for my project.

Jul 21, 2010
Coyote follow up
by: Anonymous

It was the approximate size of a German Shephard, my first thought was that it was a wolf. I grew up in rural PA and know what a fox looks like but I had never seen a coyote before now.

Jul 21, 2010
coyote in pa
by: Sharon

I swore I saw a coyote on the eve of July 20 at about 6:30 in the creek on terwood road,huntingdon valley, pa on the bend right before it ends onto welsh road

Jul 15, 2010
coyote's size and weight?
by: Anonymous

John,
I am not sure of the size and weight of the coyote. I would compare it to one of my dogs and he weighs approx. 30#, but I am not really good at judging size and weight of animals.
Thanks,
Staci

Jul 15, 2010
Coyote In Harrisburg
by: Jane

Sitting outside in front of my home at 6:30 AM on a cool July morning drinking my coffee and through the yard accross the street saw something smaller than a deer and went to get a closer look. It was a coyote. A coyote ... in an area just outside of Harrisburg, 2 miles from the mall ... bold as you please. It loped through my yard and into the wooded area behind my home. Thanks for the picture it helped me to identify it.

May 30, 2010
Coyote vs Fox
by: john

What was the height and approximate weight of this coyote?

John, Mavlvern, PA

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