Now, here’s something you don’t see every day.

We’ve been wondering about the Southie Coyote’s whereabouts recently.  Just a few years ago, the coyote was like a local celebrity hanging out in broad daylight in Moakley Park or taking walks along the beach unphased by the nearby people watching him/her.  Well, on Tuesday morning, Caught in Southie was sent a video of the coyote in Boston Harbor off of Castle Island swimming, yes, swimming, not struggling at all, swimming like a champ.

So this made me ask, “Can coyotes swim? Or is this like the Michael Phelps of coyotes?  Well, a quick google search led us to the following:

Yes, coyotes are very good swimmers and can swim at least 0.5 miles. Their swimming skills have allowed them to colonize islands. Wild coyotes typically won’t go into water unless necessary, but they are naturally adept at swimming.

Unless necessary? Now we want to know what “situation” led to the coyote into the depths of the ocean. Wrong answers only in the comment section, please!





  1. Sheila May 8, 2024 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Probably was forced off Thompson or Spectacle Island y a different pack. They’re very territorial. Generally are more afraid of you

  2. Edward Swimmerhands May 9, 2024 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Line was too long at LOCO

  3. Lisa Gregorio May 10, 2024 at 1:27 am - Reply

    To get to the other side

  4. mplo May 13, 2024 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Oh, my god! That is so weird!

  5. mplo May 14, 2024 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Hi, Sheila.

    What you’ve said about Coyotes being more afraid of humans is mostly true. When coyotes (and other wild animals) lose their fear of people, however, that’s where the danger lies.

    • Thank You… May 16, 2024 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      …Marlin Perkins.🐾🦊

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