From the Riverdale Press:
Each year when the weather warms and more early risers go strolling, the animals are seen wandering outside of the large wooded areas they call home in and around Riverdale, offering a taste of the wild to city-dwellers more accustomed to pigeons than scavenging canines.
Parks officials believe there are coyote dens in Pelham Bay Park and Van Cortlandt Park. The animals generally don’t pose a threat to people, experts say.
Coyotes don’t necessarily need to live in wooded areas like parks, though, and have been known to go from yard to yard in the Bronx, hunting small animals like mice and rabbits, authorities say.