Nothing is more annoying than waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep. Some Grand Blanc residents experienced that last night when a pack of coyotes got slightly out of control.

Last night (early this morning) at about 2:45 am, a pack of coyotes in Grand Blanc were so loud that it actually caused residents to wake up.

How do I know this? Well, I was one of those Grand Blanc residents.

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I was sleeping like a baby last night when all of a sudden I jumped up from my bed after hearing what I thought were teenagers screaming outside. At first, I thought something bad had happened like an accident in front of my house. I was way off.


Once I woke up and could think clearly, I realized it was a pack of coyotes...again. Yes, this has happened before. They must have been so close to my house because the howling and yipping sounded like they were right outside my window. I hear coyotes all the time, but not like this.

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My 17-year-old son even woke up and nothing ever wakes that kid up, but this sure did. He walked into my room with a freaked-out look on his face wondering what in the heck was going on. After I told him it was coyotes, he just looked at me with a puzzled face and went back to bed. Not me, I've been up ever since.

I texted a couple of my neighbors today and quickly found out that I wasn't the only one that heard those coyotes late last night.

Why Do Coyotes Howl and Yip?

According to Wildlife Help, Coyotes howl and yip primarily to communicate with each other and establish territory. They may bark when they are defending a den or a kill. I assume this was the reason behind their annoying behavior last night.

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