Coyote Sighting.

Coyote sighting in Sherman Oaks Monday morning.

 A coyote was reported seen near the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Longridge Avenue at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning August 1.

The same person who spotted a coyote at this location last week, claims to have been the same one heading down the street early in the morning.

"He was headed for the hills," she said.

If you see coyotes in Sherman Oaks please let us know. Two cats were reportedly attacked and killed by Coyotes near the intersection of Tyrone Avenue and Collins Street, in the past two weeks.

The coyotes who attacked on Collins Street were believed to have come from the grassland of the Sepulveda Basin. However, coyotes seen near Ventura Boulevard are believed to have come down from the Sherman Oaks hills.

Pat July 28, 2011 at 03:36 AM
This is the Wikipedia entry on coyotes, if anyone wants to read it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote
Donnella Fradkin August 05, 2011 at 06:06 AM
10:40 pm, Cayote on the middle divider of Chandler Blvd, just east of Sunnyslope. I thought it was a lost dog but when I shined a light on it I saw it was a Cayote!
Louie Carlos Contreras August 25, 2011 at 10:06 PM
2:15pm today sighted a coyote on 4900 block of Matilija Ave (between Riverside Dr & Addison St). Called East Valley Animal Shelter and reported to their wildlife control dept.
Sage August 26, 2011 at 02:08 AM
To Louie Carlos thank you for posting. Just lost a cat in same block but on Stern (found Sunday am). Dashed out and while alerting a neighbor on Matilija around 4:30, a tan coyote trotted by. Have been following it up and down Matilija, Addison and Mammoth for the past few hours. It finally made it across Woodman on Addison heading East. But not before jumping and totally clearing a 5 1/2 foot hedge of small trees and landing gracefully in the middle of the street! Wildlife services and animal control will do nothing. Other communities are taking action however. See this LA Times article http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/city-kills-seven-coyotes-after-dog-attacks.html
Steve Dannemiller September 02, 2011 at 05:48 AM
I have found 2 dead cats in the last week. Eviscerated and partly eaten near Mammoth and Collins. Called city no one seems to care...what should be done?
Louie Carlos Contreras September 03, 2011 at 12:54 AM
To Steve, the time I posted my information I called into the East Valley Animal Shelter and then was called the next day by Officer Randall who manages the wildlife incidents for Los Angeles (including our valley area). The information to contact and read up on I've included below. Los Angeles Department of Animal Services Please report wildlife sightings and issues to: Los Angeles Animal Services at (888) 452-7381 For further wildlife information on the web, please visit www.laanimalservices.com/aboutani_wildlife.htm
Sage September 03, 2011 at 07:39 PM
The Animal Services Wildlife link above does not work but this one does http://www.laanimalservices.com/About_Animals/Wildlife.htm
Margaretha Grossman September 06, 2011 at 06:24 PM
I have seen the coyote a few more times on longridge ave. Last time it was yesterday morning at around 11.00 am. My window is facing the street and I have my computer there. The coyote looks the same. Could be wrong though. It is a small one. It walks on the street like it has no fear of people. Thhis time a ran out with a stick to scare it off. I was almost behind it when it just turned around and looked at me. No fear at all. I hit the ground and trees with the stick and it took off. Stoping several times and looking at me. Would not be suprised if somebody is feeding it.
Margaretha Grossman November 27, 2011 at 10:55 PM
Coyote still roaming the street. this motning it went on for 30 minutes between coyote(s) and the dogs in the neighborhood. It was between 5.30am to 5.55 am. I did see the coyote around 8.am runing towards the hills.
La Smiley June 15, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Okay well the coyotes are back. I went jogging yesterday and saw brand new coyote warning signs posted up the span of 2 blocks- including my own. Was amused, but didn't think too much of it. One of the cats was missing today... didn't think too much of it till around 5 p.m. and went looking. The neighbor said they found her this morning dead and buried her. This is the second cat this week. We live on the corner of Hortense and Vista Del Monte. Please, keep your pets inside at night & don't go out after dark. :( Could have have an owl... but yeah.. so sad guys.:[
Joey Carbone October 02, 2012 at 09:14 PM
one month and a half ago i saw a coyote near chandler and cold water, 11:30 pm. took my dog back inside quickly. then 3 weeks ago, there was a coyote in my backyard at 8;20 a.m. i grabbed my father;s cane and waved it and yelled at it, and it jumped over a 6 foot wall back into the street area
Mike Feron October 03, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Mike Feron Coyote Sightings: These are all near the intersection of Van Nuys Blvd and Burbank Blvd In September Sept 12 Tobias Ave going west from Martha St 4am Sept 25 Willis Ave from Clark St going west 730 am My friend Sydney Field was walking her big standard poodle with me and pointed out an unusual dog walking in the middle of the street. She asked me...is that a wolf? It looked to be the same one I saw on Sept 12...It had no fear of people or dogs
VHV October 08, 2012 at 07:51 AM
Just saw a coyote on my block: 5800 block of Cedros Ave nr Burbank & Van Nuys. 12:45pm. Be careful everybody!
Jeff R. October 18, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Just heard from three different neighbors that they all saw a coyote tonight at about 9:30 pm at the intersection of Hatteras and Katherine.I was out walking my dog. One of the neighbors saw two yesterday and she waved her arms and yelled and they kept approaching. Same location. Be careful.
James Brown October 18, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Columbus and Hatteras. Multiple neighbors walking their dogs this morning between 5:30-6:30am saw a coyote in a two block radius of this area.
Shelley October 28, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I saw an adult lone coyote on mulholland at the corner of molholland and Beverly glen traffic light intersection on Saturday at 8:30 am. Standing on the ground right next to the street. Lots of cars driving around. It was not frightened. Shelley
Linda November 02, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Saw one this morning on Beverly Glen and Greenleaf
Jeanette November 02, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Saw an adult lone coyote walking along Camino de la Cumbre, Sherman Oaks yesterday morning 11/1/12 at 8.40am. No fear of cars passing by.
Madeline Bailey November 27, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Coyote in my patio last night. Valley Vista, south side of street just west of Murietta. Ran up the slope when we yelled at it.
Rachel February 01, 2013 at 06:17 AM
Coyote on our back patio, 2x in a week he's come within 10 feet of our house. Looked well fed & was not scared off easily. My black lab was barking at it but it didn't seen to care. I live on Valley Vista & Van Nuys. This one is aggressive, be careful. It was 7:30 pm when we saw him pacing on our patio wall.
Grace February 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Are they a protected species? Can't there be a community watch where specific individuals have the rights to remove the animal? We need to have a town meeting and find a solution to this problem. Posting this information is great, but we need to take action now.
Grace February 27, 2013 at 10:33 AM
The ones that keep returning know that humans only make noise and do not attack. That's why they are more brazen every time they come. If they were tracked by wild life people, they would KNOW that the same ones return because they is nothing to fear there.
Ray March 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM
I've used a paintball gun with flouresent orange paint twice aiming for their hind quarters (I was going to buy tear gas balls but found out they are highly illegal), so far they haven't come back. I know that I'm only moving them towards somebody else, however, it is the only humane way to encourage them not to come back.
Fran Pecchio July 26, 2013 at 04:33 PM
I was walking my dog at 5:45 AM yesterday, July 25, 2013, when I saw a coyote come out of the alley on the north side of Moorpark between Mary Ellen and Ethel. I've never seen one while on foot, let alone while walking my dog. Thankfully, he never saw us and walked in the opposite direction. I was very scared. I have no idea what I would have done if he had confronted me and my 15 pound dog. The only thing I can think of is to grab my dog in my arms and run. If someone has a better idea, I'd love to hear it. I'm always out with the dog early in the morning and as the summer wanes, the mornings will only get darker.


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