Coyotes and Foxes Looking For Love – A Valentine Tradition

February 13, 2024

Why are we seeing and hearing so many coyotes or foxes now? It actually happens every year around this time. Mid-January to mid-March is mating season for both species and they are looking for mates, peaking in mid-February.

This time of year, they are also much more vocal. Foxes make what is called, for good reason, a scream!   

Screaming Foxes – Audio

Here is a link to the latest from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife:
Three ways to prevent conflict during coyote mating season – Feb 1, 2024

One of the things in the flier is called “hazing coyotes.” This is not your Delta House-type of hazing with a toga and a keg. It is more of a technique to keep them wary of humans. Coyotes are way too comfortable living with humans. It’s not good for them, it’s not good for us. So let them know they need to keep their distance.

Here’s another flier on tips and techniques: 


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