VIDEO: Coyote Cubs Sing Along with Fire Engine Sirens

A family of young shoreline coyotes howl along with a local fire department's engine's sirens — as if they were a pack of hounds.

Foxon coyotes sing along with East Haven Fire Department engine sirens. Credit: Julie Weisberg
Foxon coyotes sing along with East Haven Fire Department engine sirens. Credit: Julie Weisberg

Shoreline residents are quite familiar with bays and howls of the small packs of coyotes that live and roam here throughout the region.

Usually we hear their calls in the evening or very early morning hours.

And so, imagine my surprise, when just a short time ago, I hear the pack of young coyotes now living in the wetlands scrub just off my deck here at the Foxon apartment complex where I live — start howling in tandem with an East Haven Fire Department engine's siren, as it races to a call.

I was surprised, but thought: "Oh, it's just a coincidence." Until it happened again 90 seconds later!

Thankfully, I was able to record the duet of fire siren and young coyotes that second time around.

And it was just too cute not to share.

Barbi B. June 05, 2014 at 03:30 AM
OMG!!! How PRECIOUS!!! Thanks for posting this, Julie. Have you gotten a glimpse of the pups at all, yet?
Dianne Murphy June 05, 2014 at 06:57 AM
So darling!!! Thank you for sharing .
Robyn Butler June 05, 2014 at 10:27 AM
So cute! My beagle did that same thing once and surprised the heck outta me!!! Wish I had gotten it on video cause he never did it again and he is gone now. That's great you got it on video. Not sure I'd be too happy with bunch of coyotes living so close though.
Karen Ann Gagnon June 05, 2014 at 10:40 AM
Very cute video - I thoroughly enjoyed it :) I love coyotes - I have a pair of coyotes that live in the woods behind my condo complex near the airport My coyotes come out late at night (usually around 2AM) and they are just gorgeous I'm hoping someday my coyote pair will have pups, I would love to see some coyote pups grow up I also have some foxes that live in the woods and they are just as gorgeous as the coyotes I have no fear living so close to wild animals - the coyotes (or any of my wild animal friends) have never bothered me and they run off as soon as something scares them I figure the coyotes, along with the rest of wild critters living in suburban areas have as much right as we do to live here I mean, we did take over all of the animals land & they do have some rights to live; where they can manage to scrape out a living Humans & wild animals can co-exist as long as the humans respect the animals space and understand their needs
Julie Weisberg June 05, 2014 at 12:09 PM
My favorite part is the one little cub that just has to keep singing even though his/her siblings have stopped already, LOL. Can't but make you smile.


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