Beachcombers Find Dead Coyote on Lambert's Cove Beach

A coyote washed up on Lambert's Cove Beach on Friday, reigniting theories about one or two living on the Island. But experts believe this coyote drifted over from the Elizabeth Islands.

Coyote Threat Sparks Hunting Discussion

If coyotes get a foothold on the Vineyard, the results could be disastrous, for farmers, landowners and the native wild animal population on the Island.

This was the somber message from Augustus Ben David 2nd, a former director of the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and one of the Island’s most respected naturalists, who spoke at a gathering at the Howes House on Monday.

Island Coyote Reports Proven In Lab Results

There is at least one coyote living on Martha’s Vineyard. Gus Ben David is 100 per cent sure of that, although he has only 97 per cent proof.

The coyote, or coyotes, have established territory on the north side of the Island, in an area covering part of Chilmark and West Tisbury.

If Only They Ate Skunks: Credible Coyote Sighting Worries Expert

Island farmers were alarmed this week to learn of the possible presence of a visitor from the mainland: a coyote.