Are there coyotes in Ann Arbor?


Evidence for coyotes in Michigan

A coyote was captured in Wyoming, MI in May, 2008 after jumping a 6 foot fence.

The Coyotes have dispersed into southern Michigan without assistance from the Michigan DNR; they helpfully note that the animals are "difficult to distinguish from a medium-sized German shepherd dog from a distance."

Evidence against coyotes in Michigan

A 1400 pound pregnant cow was mistaken for a coyote and shot and killed by a man in Benzie County, MI.

Eyewitness reports

Friend of the coyote

A possible mountain lion/cougar/puma (Puma concolor) (ancestral friend of the coyote) has been sighted on U-M's north campus.