Wild canines causing trouble across town
Keep an eye out for coyotes; watch small pets
Last updated 1/22/2020 at 2:22pm
Pointed ears, slender muzzle, drooping bushy tail...Is it a German Shepherd or a coyote?
The coyote is a medium-sized member of the canine family, which includes dogs, wolves, and foxes. These animals are nocturnal, meaning they sleep during the day and hunt at night. This is why people usually only hear coyotes howling at night.
"Seeing a coyote out during the day is not a cause for alarm," said Lynsey White, director of humane wildlife conflict resolution for the Humane Society of the United States.
An encounter with a coyote in the urban and suburban landscape is rare, although Mukilteo...