0.6 min readBy Published On: March 10th, 2023Categories: News18 Comments on The Southie Coyote is back in town!

You better hide your kids.  Hide your dogs!  Hide your cats! Word is the Southie Coyote is back in town.  The coyote has been spotted numerous times in the past week –in the City Point neighborhood including  M Street Beach and M Street Park.

Coyotes are no strangers to Southie.  Apparently, they come to the neighborhood for the Canada Geese and the lively nightlife.

Police warn people to beware – coyotes can be aggressive and like to eat pets – so be aware of your surroundings – especially early in the morning.  Check out this video of the coyote scampering about Carson Beach on Sunday in the middle of the day! 



  1. mplo November 5, 2021 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Whoa!!! That is no good! The fact that wild animals, such as coyotes have been showing up, even in urban and suburban areas is not a good thing. The best thing to do is to not leave pet food, or human food, for that matter, out where stray animals can smell it, and get to it easily. Coyotes are dangerous, and not only can pets be attacked, mauled and even killed by coyotes, but so can people, for that matter. Be careful out there!

  2. Mike F November 7, 2021 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I saw it! November 6th. It was hungrily stalking seagulls that we’re wading in the under water fields of Joe Moakley park in broad daylight.

  3. Barbara B November 12, 2021 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Is sedating and relocating him an option? Don’t coyotes also go after small children?

    • Elaine February 3, 2022 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Agreed! He’d have plenty to eat in the Blue Hills.

  4. Koz November 11, 2022 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Put a bullet in his head and move on. It’s coyote hunting season. Southie kid s before coyotes!

    • Tommy Flaherty March 14, 2023 at 7:42 am - Reply

      Seeing a kid in Southie has become more rare than seeing a coyote.

  5. mplo November 13, 2022 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Uh-oh!! The coyote’s back in town! Could be trouble! Coyotes are not only dangerously aggressive, but they carry nasty disease, such as rabies, or whatever. Here’s hoping that anybody who has 4-legged pets has had them inoculated against rabies and distemper.

    Here’s wishing everybody, whether they own pets or not, all the best of luck, and that they stay safe!

  6. Danny November 15, 2022 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Id like to let him loose in The D street projects.

    • Is That Scott Farkus? December 1, 2022 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Why don’t we just get Ralphie to punch his head in (again)??

      You’re welcome.

  7. Savin Hill Dave November 15, 2022 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Coyotes kill rodents. I vote the city hire the coyote instead of relocating it.

  8. Karen Morris November 17, 2022 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    I have Not Noticed the turkeys and the Bunnies disappeared . Watch Out for your Dogs they will eat them

  9. Brian F March 11, 2023 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Lots of coyote experts here!

    I bet that’s why he is coming to Southie.

    How about this, the city is a “sign” of “life”, maybe the forests are becoming scarce of food. Fact, we would never know till it was too late that the ecosystem is failing prey/predator because we don’t live in the Forest, we live in concrete designs. You are not a Coyote expert continue with your work form home 9-5.

  10. mplo March 11, 2023 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Once a wild animal has been attracted to a place where a lot of people congregate, and where there’s lots of human food, and lots of people with dogs, cats and other 4-legged pets, and people feed them, they’ll keep lurking around for more. Coyotes are no exception, and they pose a serious danger to people and pets alike.

  11. Tommy Flaherty March 11, 2023 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    The Southie Coyote still hasn’t achieved the popularity of “The Raccoon” that terrorized Southie in the late 80’s and was the subject of much ado in the Speak Out section of the old South Boston Tribune.

    • Maureen Dahill March 12, 2023 at 10:15 am - Reply

      This is very true! That raccoon terrorized the neighborhood and Southie Speak Out for months, if not years!

    • Ruth Ann Hendricks March 22, 2023 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      😂😂😂😂😂😂Should bring back / print the Racoon Story!
      And, if only those two legged creatures would stop destroying the forests and homes of the 4 legged wild beautiful creatures everyone would be happy! But people are greedy and just don’t care until these sadly misplaced animals show up in their back yards. Just enjoy and respect the wonders of the wild.

  12. Patty Merrick Aunt Irene’s granddaughter March 14, 2023 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    To my cousins and their neighbors in Southie please stay safe.

  13. John April 12, 2023 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Feed the Guinea Pigs to Wiley Coyote but tell it to take his nip bottles with him.

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