Brazen Outer Cape Coyotes Surround Vehicle in Ptown

Either these Cape Cod coyotes are getting more bold, or they are starving. CWN reports that Provincetown police were called after at least three coyotes surrounded a vehicle at Herring Cove Beach and reportedly tried to eat the occupants’ cell phone…


Photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN

Coyotes reportedly surround vehicle at Herring Cove Beach
PROVINCETOWN – At least three coyotes reportedly surrounded a vehicle at Herring Cove Beach shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday evening. According to reports an occupant of the vehicle dropped a cellphone which the coyotes may have mistaken for food. Police responded to the call for help and the animals backed off some. When our camera arrived a short time later the coyotes were only a short distance down the beach and not afraid of our high beams.

via WXTK-FM – Cape Wide News for Friday October 11th, 2013

Coyotes that are not afraid of people are dangerous. If you see a coyote that does not fear you, make it afraid of you. Throw your hands up, make yourself look bigger and be LOUD. When predators do not fear people, people become prey…

Update: This incident was due to the fact that people are feeding the coyotes at the Cape Cod National Seashore.


Brazen Outer Cape Coyotes Surround Vehicle in Ptown — 1 Comment

  1. I live in Dennisport & have heard a pack of coyotes howling the last few nights, police & wildlife workers have been patrolling Do you have any info to share