Are there coyotes in Ann Arbor?
Evidence for coyotes in Michigan
A coyote was captured in Wyoming, MI in May, 2008 after jumping a 6 foot fence.
The Coyotes have dispersed into southern Michigan without assistance from the Michigan DNR; they helpfully note that the animals are "difficult to distinguish from a medium-sized German shepherd dog from a distance."
Evidence against coyotes in Michigan
A 1400 pound pregnant cow was mistaken for a coyote and shot and killed by a man in Benzie County, MI.
- On October 18, 2011, a report of a coyote near I-94 and Stone School Road.
- On June 2, 2010, a coyote was photographed seeking shelter during a storm on Main Street between William Street and Liberty Street.
- On May 31, 2010, a coyote was reported in a Stopped, Watched item at Los Vegas and Runnymede in Ann Arbor.
- A coyote crossed the runway at the Ann Arbor Airport while an airplane was taking off.
- BREAKING NEWS coyote spotted on Jackson Road in Scio Township as reported in the Ann Arbor. com today!
- Coyotes were sighted around the Scio Church Road area near the WISD, circa 2001.
- Stopped Watched item in A2 Chronicle - 7:15 a.m. Saw what looked like a coyote trotting west across Maryfield-Wildwood Park. Followed its tracks back through 3 of the Allen Creek ravines.
- Coyote sighting in Riverwood, May 2008. "running this morning and one came out from behind his neighbor’s yard on Riverwood and came pretty close to him. He also mentioned Newport Creek has reported close encounters as well. "
Friend of the coyote
A possible mountain lion/cougar/puma (Puma concolor) (ancestral friend of the coyote) has been sighted on U-M's north campus.