July 5, 2011 in Uncategorized By: Dave Emerson
(7/5/2011, Los Alamitos/Rossmoor) Coyote activity tends to increase in summer, and this summer appears to be no exception.
Los Alamitos Police today reported a recent coyote attack on a dog in Rossmoor that took place only three feet from the back door of the residence, and with the owner present!
Police advise extra vigilance, including eliminating “coyoteattractants” and keeping pets inside:
- Never feed coyotes, or leave food out, including garbage, fallen fruit, and pet food.
- Dense shrubs attract coyotes.
- Coyotes can run 40 mph!
- Coyotes can jump 8′ foot fences and even run along the top of them.
- A coyote can range over 3 miles.
- Coyotes use drainage ditches and greenbelts to travel in urban areas.
- Do not leave small children outside unattended.
- Keep small pets indoors.
- Carry a walking stick or loud noisemaker when walking your dog.
- If you see a coyote, make loud noises. If that doesn’t work, throw rocks in its direction.
- Report coyote sightings to 562 570-PETS (562 570 7387)
(Info from Los Al P.D. Coyote Awareness Presentation) [ad]
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