Keeping a watchful eye on dogs

Coyote sighting at Minto Brown park

Visitors to Minto Brown park should use caution, especially when walking their pets on the trails, since signs have recently been posted, warning of Coyote sightings.
The howl of coyotes could be heard coming from the park in the wee hours of the morning this week, for anyone living in the surrounding neighborhood.
If they are visible, they will usually keep their distance and any noise will startle them away, so carrying a pocket alarm can be useful. But they've been known to try to carry off small pets, even leashed ones if they can grab them.
We saw no sign of them during our walk at Minto Brown park this week, but saw the signs posted and curtailed our walk a bit.

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Chuckster says ... on Thursday, Feb 19 at 5:23 AM

My dog, Chuck, being part WereWolf, fears no coyote. He scoffs at them. He eats them.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Apr 19 at 10:25 PM

we had a coyote in our bag yard at Meadowlawn Golf Course in Salem, Oregon. 11:00 Sunday night.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Aug 14 at 10:13 PM

i fought a coyote with my bare hands... and won. it tasted like chicken jk

Ronan says ... on Friday, Oct 23 at 11:39 AM

My wife saw a coyote on Friday October 16th on the main drive into the dog park. Four feet away from the car.

Andy says ... on Friday, Dec 25 at 12:07 PM

are there any parks where you can exercise your dog , off leash in Salem, OR?

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Jan 16 at 12:12 PM

went trail biking at rapids park and dog (coyote) tracks every where on the back trails. Taking pepper spray and knife when going.

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