On top of this resident’s advice Massachusetts officials have frequently shared sage advice that will likely be ignored until someone gets injured. Sadly, that someone will likely be a child since the coyotes will seek out a smaller target that they think they can defeat. PLEASE clean up after yourselves! Stop being slobs! You will be the reason a wild, hungry, animal will come into areas where people are, as they are otherwise shy animals.
“Hi! This morning another resident was pulling over to tell people at Buttonwood Park that there’s been a coyote coming out between 5:30-6 am around the park and has begun to approach people and pets.
Helpful information online states if you see a coyote near you that is approaching- do not to retreat but chase them away by carrying a noise maker, being as loud as possible, clapping, or throwing small sticks or stones (the intent is to scare and NOT injure).
If that fails, retreat slowly. Do not create conflict where conflict does not exist if the coyote is avoiding you/your pet. Call animal control/police. Wanted to share this information to other residents.
If you could share it would be great I feel like this info could be helpful 🙂 I didn’t personally see the animal but it does look like Sept-Nov is the time where coyotes are seen in New England.” -Steph Pex. –