City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who represents some of Boston's more countrified areas in Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, went on a Twitter tear, well, tearette, tonight about all the coyotes his constituents are reporting
I’ve also seen a huge explosion in the number of rabbits around the neighborhood. Unfortunately for the rabbits, these two phenomena ARE related.
In any case, O'Malley offers the usual tips: Take a deep breath and keep a close watch on your small pets outdoors (also, coyotes are not just nocturnal, so, no, seeing one during the day doesn't mean it's rabid). Yelling or blowing a whistle at them will usually make them go away. And call his office or 311 if you see one.