I encountered a coyote in suburban Atlanta (Vinings, to be specific) a couple of years ago. There’s really no woods to speak of here either.
It’s not just like there aren’t woods nearby.
More like Long Beach is the most unlikely place on the entire planet for wild animals. I’m series.
Pacific Ocean to the south. Pacific Ocean to the west. 75 miles of urban sprawl all the way up to Santa Monica to the north. Probably 100 miles of nothing but city to the northeast right through Compton and all the way up to. Heck all the way to Ontario. East; nothing but urban sprawl all the way out past Anaheim.
To the southeast, nothing but urban sprawl way out to Tustin.
I can’t think of a more unlikely place for coyotes, actually.
I guess there are some woods in Palos Verdes, which is sort of north of there. Not much though.
Those are some enterprising coyotes, that’s for sure.
Perhaps they carjacked somebody to get there.
There's more woods there than you think. There's a greenspace corridor on the hooch from the national park there in metro atl all the way to West point.
My former job was on the hooch near Six flags, and the woods there were loaded in deer, coyotes, and hogs.