This is one of the many pictures I have taken of this coyote who lives in the Cannon Hills/Memorial Drive area of Salem. (this was at the day he followed me down the street, along the neighborhood houses.)
He has become very dangerous. He is not at all afraid of people, it is long past just letting him go his way.
He is in the woods, and up and down the street, day and night. He follows me and my dogs, and has tried to grab them, even if I am holding on to them, on leash. Nothing scares him.
He stands back, but waits for an opening or for me to turn my back. He follows closer and closer, menacing me and my dogs.
He is an accident waiting to happen. Everyone here knows him, has seen him everywhere and talks about the way he “stares at you.”
He’s sizing up what move he might make next. I’m hoping someone will look into this as a public safety issue.