An Altadena resident shared the following wildlife sighting in a Chaney Trail Yahoo group Thursday after 5 p.m. Have you seen a coyote fitting this description in your neighborhood?
A lone injured coyote was JUST now in our driveway on E Loma Alta. We chased it out and it went down into the Loma Alta Wash, where my neighbor tells me she's been seeing this one hang around there the last few weeks. I did not see it myself, but the neighbor (who was walking past at the time it was in my driveway), other walkers on the street, and one of my kids who saw it all said that it is injured/walking on three legs. This coyote was not showing any fear for the several people that were on the street.
As we all know, injured animals are even more dangerous, and though LA Animal Control previously told me that they deal with injured wildlife, after putting in a call to them about this coyote,now they are telling me that they only deal with *immobile* injured wildlife. The man on the phone also said that they wouldn't come out in part now because it's getting dark. They also acknowledged that an injured coyote is likely looking for the super easy pickings right now.
Anyway, anyone in the vicinity of Upper Fair Oaks, E Loma Alta near Fair Oaks/Wapello, Taos, Holly Slope etc etc should keep an eye out right now!!!