by Timothy Rutt
We're getting steady reports of coyotes -- as individuals or as packs -- on the west side and the east above Altadena Drive. Community Correspondents Ken and Shino Charlson also found these deer remains (pictured) Thursday morning:
Just wanted to give you a head's up that yesterday morning we came across a medium sized freshly dead deer carcass. It was just off a main path leading west from the circular drive up in the park. It seems it was killed and stripped clean by something big..
We've also been seeing a number of lone coyotes roaming in the lower Cobb Estate park, and over off of Mount Curve over the last couple of days. Hide your pets.
Update: Our go-to for all things canine Jane Brackman (i.e. Dr. Barkman) writes us:
And yes, those are some pretty bold coyotes at Cobb Estate. I had one follow me for about a quarter of a mile a month or so ago. I'd scare him away, but he would return after a minute or so. I attributed it to the dog treats I had in my pocket, but nevertheless it was unusual behavior. At the time I just assumed someone was feeding him. The coyote moms are pregnant now and will birth around mid March. Gestation is 63 days. They'll be extra hungry then.