What to Know About Coyotes

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April 3, 2017

What to Know About Coyotes

Coyote sightings in urban areas are rare and are usually the result of human contribution to their food sources. Realistically, the risk to humans from coyotes is minimal. However, if a coyote is coming into a residential area, something is drawing it there.

So, here are a few tips to help eliminate coyote sightings in our area and protect pets from becoming a next meal:

  • Feed your pets indoors. You may think you are feeding the cats, but food and a collection of cats can provide easy pickings for a hungry coyote.
  • Keep pets indoors at night. Animals left outdoors during coyote hunting times can invite disaster. Owls, traffic & disease can also contribute to missing pets, so don’t assume that a missing pet is only due to a coyote.
  • Keep trash and recycling bins secured. As omnivores and scavengers, a coyote’s best meal is an easy meal, so keep your trash secured.
  • If you do encounter a coyote that is aggressive or unafraid of humans, please report to animal control and the community for the purpose of awareness and vigilance.

*At this time, the board is not in favor of attempting to trap coyotes due to the costly process and traps that often catch pets instead.

Cheri Fleming
Cheri Fleming
Board Of Directors