Drone joins Silver Lake Reservoir coyotes for a morning romp

SILVER LAKE — Looks like humans and dogs are not the only ones who like to take a morning walk around the Silver Lake and Hyperion reservoirs. This drone video shows a pack of five coyotes roaming along the steep concrete banks of the reservoirs, where they take sips of water, engage in a tug-of-war and seem to be having lots of fun having the reservoirs all to themselves.

The video posted on YouTube by Jimmie Drone appears to have been shot just after sunrise in mid June, according to a post on the Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy Facebook page.

A large, tree-shaded area in the northeast corner of the reservoir property has been known to serve as home to coyotes over the years.

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  1. Awesome video!

  2. One of the coyotes in this video is wearing a tracking collar from NPS. It may be C-145 and pups known to have a territory on Waverly and dine in the Astro parking lot. He’s often seen there. In June we learned from Animal Services, among other things, the collar’s batteries were no longer working.



  3. I can recall a pack of coyotes living at the reservoir since the early 80s. They would sometimes follow me and my dogs from the inside of the fence as we jogged around the reservoir during the early evening. One of my dogs at the time was an alpha male akita, which prevented them from crawling under the fence and getting near my small terriers that were the real object of their attention. The Silverlake pack was the only real “pack” around in those days but they’re more numerous and healthier these days. Friends and family report seeing and hearing them howl from Echo Park to Elysian Valley to Silverlake. Unheard of back then.

    • Absolutely beautiful video – this area really must be preserved as the Silver Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, providing a center for our urban wild creatures. Thanks for the information about the history of coyotes in our area, and long may they live.

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