No sooner than we posted the story about the fisher roaming The Bronx, we were alerted by Lovie Pignata of Morris Perk that a coyote was spotted in The Bronx during the wee hours of the morning today.
42 year old Bronx born and raised Joseph Martinez, known as Jupiter Joe, was outside around 3:10AM this morning on Bronx Park East when he and a neighbor spotted the lone coyote walking around Ben Abrams Playground. In a phone interview with Joseph, he told us he was out taking pictures for a photography book he’s putting together of constellations as seen from The Bronx.
According to Martinez, the coyote came within 10 feet of the group and then stopped about 45 feet away from them but seemed not to be afraid of them as it continued walking around the playground.
As mentioned in our earlier post today on wild animals in The Bronx, in December we had the coyote who made it to Crotona Park.
Joseph Martinez runs the popular ‘Jupiter Joe’s Sidewalk Astronomy‘ where he brings astronomy to children and families throughout the borough.
Check out these great pictures provided by Martinez
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