Friday, January 12, 2007
City of Coppell’s Animal Services gives advice on combating wild coyotes
Personally, I find anvils most effective.
As the weather changes, so do the patterns of wild animals. This time of year, it is not unusual to see a coyote roaming around during the day, venturing out in search of food such as squirrels, rabbits and rodents.
For the most part, coyotes are active at night, in the early morning and late evening hours. Though coyotes are wild animals and are fearful of people, they do—in extremely rare instances—attack people. Follow the tips listed below to discourage coyotes from venturing onto your property.
- Secure pets indoors at night
- Supervise pets at all times
- Do not leave pet food, water, or food storage areas easily available and accessible
- Do not dispose of trash until the day of pickup
- Good housekeeping and trash sanitation will discourage activity near residences
- Refrain from walking pets during nighttime or early morning hours
To report coyote sightings and incidents, call the DFW Wildlife Hotline at 972-234-WILD. And for more information, on Coppell Animal Services, click here. FYI: The Animal Services Center does not trap or kill these animals.
Posted by Chad J.
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