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Coyote Sightings in Waterford

A Waterford Patch reader said she saw a coyote in town over the weekend. Other readers shared their sighting stories too.

A couple of coyotes behind Melanie Drive, taken on Feb. 8, 2014 - Photo credit: Al Pjura
A couple of coyotes behind Melanie Drive, taken on Feb. 8, 2014 - Photo credit: Al Pjura
At the corner of Rope Ferry Road and North Road in Waterford, Victoria Broughton told Waterford Patch via Facebook that she saw a skinny coyote roaming about at around 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

Other readers weighed in on Facebook too and here's a sampling of where they've seen coyotes and other wildlife in Waterford.

  • Douglas Lane
  • Cross Road
  • Near Millers Pond
  • Gardiners Wood Road

Click "17 comments" to read the rest of the Facebook chatter on coyotes. Have you seen coyotes or other wildlife around town? Where did you see them?
Daniella Ruiz March 11, 2014 at 01:12 PM
slew of blasted geese wandering across old norwich road recently, a seat bus had to stop and wait wait wait as they dawdled, unfazed, one by one, as if they owned the road! the turkeys seem to be deeper into the woods, over toward Millers Pond some tracks in snow, they're cautious and very swift to elude. haven't heard too many coyote howls this winter either.
Tootie March 13, 2014 at 02:35 PM
David: If your looking for deer they can be seen at the top of Niles Hill Road just about any night.
David March 13, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Tootie don't worry there are still plenty of deer around. I just see smaller groups of them now. Groups of 4 and 6 instead of 10
Tootie March 13, 2014 at 04:00 PM
That's not a bad thing. Maybe I won't have to use as much deer spray to keep my gardens a "safe" haven.
nascarblue March 21, 2014 at 04:37 AM
I have seen quite a few red fox in the mago point area and two coyotes also, we used to have around 4 to 6 deer every night come into our yard and check out the bird feeder now there are only 2 that may come once or twice a week, this is just my personal opinion, I know two ladies that live on Niantic river road in the mago point area that told me they leave food out at night for deer to eat, not a good idea, their neighbor told me by those ladies feeding them when he had his awesome garden they ate almost everything he was growing, I don't think feeding any animals during the middle of the night is a good idea, you are attracting more than deer, let them do what they do best

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