have been several reports of very aggressive coyotes
roaming around Mountain Cove Association attacking pets
and stalking residents. Be aware of your surroundings.
When walking the trails, please walk in pairs or if
walking alone, make sure someone knows of your whereabouts.
review the following recommendations from the Department
of Fish & Game:
you enjoy seeing coyotes and want a closer look at them,
use binoculars. Don’t ever put food out to lure
them closer. Nearly all wild animal bites occur when
people attempt to feed them or to treat them like domestic
animals. Enjoy watching wild animals, but don’t
lead them into temptation. Animals that lose their natural
fear of humans are more likely to pose a danger to humans
and the lifespan of such an animal is shortened. Remember,
all wild animals are unpredictable and caution is the
watchword when they are around.
the following steps to reduce the chance of human-coyote
DO NOT FEED COYOTES!
• Eliminate sources of water.
• Bird feeders should be positioned so that coyotes
can’t get the feed. Coyotes are attracted by birds
and rodents that come to the feeders.
• Do not discard edible garbage where coyotes
can get to it.
• Secure garbage containers and eliminate garbage
• Feed pets indoors whenever possible. Pick up
leftovers if feeding outdoors. Store pet food where
it is inaccessible to wild life.
• Trim and clean, near ground level, any shrubbery
that provides hiding cover for coyotes or prey.
• Fencing your yard can deter coyotes. The fence
should be at least 6 feet high with the bottom extending
at least 6 inches below ground level for best results.
• Don’t leave small children unattended
outside if coyotes have been frequenting the area.
• Don’t allow pets to run free. Keep them
safely confined and provide secure nighttime housing
for them. Walk your dog on a leash and accompany your
pet outside, especially at night.
• Discourage coyotes from frequenting your area.
If you start seeing coyotes around your home or property,
chase them away by shouting, making loud noises or throwing
stems may decrease the frequency of coyote sightings
if practiced continuously. However, coyotes are adaptable
to change and are quick to learn new ways of survival.
Occasional sightings most likely will continue. By making
life in the neighborhood more difficult it will increase
the likelihood that they will go somewhere else.
all attacks to Azusa Police Department (626) 812-3200
or the Department of Fish & Game (909) 484-0167.
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