Mountain Cove
Homeowners
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Wilderness Area

Dear Mountain Cove resident,

There 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.

Please review the following recommendations from the Department of Fish & Game:

If 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.

Use the following steps to reduce the chance of human-coyote conflicts:

• 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 odors.
• 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 rocks.

These 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.

Report all attacks to Azusa Police Department (626) 812-3200 or the Department of Fish & Game (909) 484-0167. Help make Mountain Cove a safe haven for all of its residents.


Respectfully,

Board of Directors
Mountain Cove Homeowners Association

Please click below for more information:
Coyote Brochure
Bear Brochure
Lion Brochure

 


 

 

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