Skip to comments.Is the success of urban coyotes a sign of bigger things to come?
Posted on 10/05/2012 8:44:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A mountain lion roams the streets of downtown Santa Monica until it is shot by authorities.
A black bear searches Glendale neighborhoods for meatballs until it is captured and caged.
Episodes of large carnivores entering urban areas are seemingly on the rise, and scientists say the beasts may be following a path worn by urban coyotes, as well as skunks and raccoons before them.
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The collapse of liberalism will bring people back to their senses and these critters will have short days in the subdivisions.
Time frame? Who knows.
Portends the defeat of Obama (no particular insight, just thought I would throw it in here). LOL!
Things will change rapidly when a soccer mom or small child is mauled to death by a wild animal in their front or back yard. Sad that it will take something like that to change the minds of those in charge.
The total collapse of our economy would bring a reduction of the population of rats, mice, deer, coyotes, snakes, so on and so on.
And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. / I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.
OMG Here come the POLAR BEARS!!
I see coyotes while riding my bicycle home from work late at night. I am just hoping they are not looking at me as “Meals On Wheels.”
I live semi in the country. A housing development next to cropland. One acre properties. When my wife and I moved in eight years ago, we never heard coyotes. Now we hear their yipping whining howls almost nightly. And it sounds like they’re very close.
Not sure why the article was written. There have always been bears, mountain lions, and coyotes coming into urban areas in LA and Orange Counties. South OC has mountain lions that range into the area on a regular basis for the past 30 years.
There have been sea lions that wander inland six miles into Irvine through San Diego Creek!
Where I live, coyotes are not very common. Black bears are more common, and they have been getting into people’s garbage cans a lot, which makes me wonder why sales of bear-proof cans aren’t very commonplace here.
It shouldn’t surprise anybody to find cougars or other wildlife in Santa Monica.
Bears have gone through neighborhoods south of where I live (co-worker took pictures) making me believe they’ve probably gone through my neighborhood as well. Not only do I live close to wooded hills, I live close to a river and a large marsh. Sooner or later my wife or myself will open the door and see a bear staring at us.
Coyotes, deer, raccoons, oppossums, rabbits and skunks are fairly prominent in urban areas (hawks are also visible in flight).
Not with Will Rogers Park and Topanga Park as close as they are.
Ssssshhhhh — I’m trying to get some cougar pictures posted on here.
Great pict. Notice the yellow SUV in the background looks like it got stepped on. It’s right in the path of “bigfoot”.
Odd this was posted now. Just saw a news item on TV about 6 bobcats caught in the same neighborhood in Frisco, north of Dallas, very recently (one today). When I was growing up, Frisco was nothing but farm land. We had friends that lived out there and it took more than hour to get there on backroads. Today, with highways, I can get there in 15 minutes.