Coyote goes hunting for breakfast in Silver Lake

Silver Lake resident Alan Bolger was driving near Hyperion and Del Mar avenues this morning when he not only spotted a coyote on a front lawn but the remains of a freshly killed cat (we will spare you that image) as well. Said Bolger via email:

“The attack was at the junction of Hyperion ave & Del mar ave  … one other driver saw the coyote.  He was hanging around to finish his meal!!!  As you can see by the photo he was a pretty big coyote.”

Photos by Alan Bolger


  1. Sadly, no surprise.
    Anyone who leaves their cat out at night anywhere in these hills is negligent and cruel. It always makes me sick to see one of those lost cats posters on a pole. Their cat isn’t missing, it was dinner.
    Not an easy way to die, it’s brutal and painful.
    Please, please keep your pets indoors!

  2. sad, but that’s the way of nature. they were here before us, and are forced to live however they can. keep your cats inside.

  3. I live near a walk street with a long set of stairs in Echo Park and periodically see a lone coyote sitting up there after midnight. I’m mystified that anyone would let their cats run free near here. Have seen many a missing chihuahua flier too in the years I’ve lived here.

  4. They have a pretty sweet setup at 853 Hyperion. The house is (basically) abandoned, and a den of very well fed coyotes has been living there for several years. At least one of them is HUGE.

  5. that sucks. I live near the home in the photo. There are always at least three cats hanging around the the house. I feel for the poor folks who had to find th eremains, espically if it was one of their pets.

  6. Waiting For Rosie – new book telling the powerful story of a small, sick coyote’s journey that brought a community together.

    This new book and companion website by author, musician and animal activist Skip Haynes tell the compelling story of the months long effort to successfully track, capture and rehabilitate a small coyote that appeared suddenly in their Laurel Canyon neighborhood.

    It involves a crew of volunteers that rival M.A.S.H., three animal communicators, a world renown vet and a coyote that was smarter than all of them, who brought their community together in a positive way that never could’ve been imagined.

    “Our entire community learned invaluable lessons from Rosie. I didn’t write the story, I just wrote the words to pass on those lessons and possibly change a few perceptions about how we interact with the animals we live with in the urban interface. Rosie’s story is a great teacher about how to deal with our environment in a real and positive manner, something that becomes more necessary with each passing day as evidenced by the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Meeting Rosie turned us into advocates for coyotes, which in turn made us advocates for all animals and our environment. It’s a great against all odds story that will make you smile and teach you valuable lessons at the same time.”

    Rosie’s is the story of one animal uniting a community and teaching it how to learn to live with the wildlife rather than destroying it. Other communities can learn how to do the same.

    The website http://www.rosiecoyote.com, is the first step in an informational campaign to counter the often negative and misleading information on wildlife. Coyotes, like sharks, are completely misunderstood and misrepresented, yet a very necessary part of our ecosystem, as are all animals – including us.

    Rosie’s story has appeared in Steve Lopez’s column in the L.A. Times http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez17-2010jan17,0,2462847,full.column

    This is the video/song of “Coyote Girl” – so you can see Rosie for yourself.
    One of the earliest videos of Rosie

    Skip Haynes

  7. I heard that coyote vocalizing with a few of his/her friends last week as I walked around Silver Lake with one of my friends.

    In the Elysian Heights neighborhood of Echo Park we also have a coyote (several?) who are walking around, night and day, scouting for that next meal & all the other experiences that go with being alive.

    I have an indoor/outdoor cat who doesn’t appreciate or understand being so frequently confined indoors these days, but I do.

  8. I’ve seen one running along with me on the other side of the fence at Silver Lake Reservoir at twilight. It’s so skinny and frail I actually feel sorry for it. I’ve also seen it in the day napping in bushes behind the fence on the Armstrong St. side of the Reservoir. Of course I don’t wanna be around a pack of them ’cause I’m sure they would take me down but seeing one suffering is sad.

  9. The two adults who “live” in the wooded area on the reservoir had puppies a few weeks ago. I swear to god… I’ve counted at least four of ’em… romping around inside the fence. (They’re usually out about… before 7am.)

  10. Show the cat remains! Bringing the brutality to the surface will stop the overnight cat dinner situation!

  11. @Chris – I live on that same block, in between where the pic was taken and 845 Hyperion. Can’t we call someone about this supposed “den” in the house???

    Yes i have cats, yes i make sure they come in every night.

  12. cant wait till a 2 year old kid gets wacked by a coyote Viva nature then. Ive buried several neighbor hood pets and . Im waiting till one of the coyotes makes the mistake of getting close to me. Yeah nature dude.

  13. coyote is “hipster-ese” for “zeroscape pet”

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