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 Coyote at WAP  

                                                                                              Photo courtesy of Beth Savidge

Coyotes are common throughout North America. In Davis it's common to see coyotes near urban/ agriculture interfaces. You may see and hear them more during their mating season (December-February) and when juveniles are dispersing from family groups (September-November). The following facts and safety tips will help increase comfort and decrease conflicts when living near America’s native “Song Dog”.

  • DON’T FEED COYOTES. Their life and your safety depend on coyotes remaining wild and naturally wary of people.
  • Remove attractants; pick up trash, secure garbage, and feed pets inside. Don’t leave food or pets outside at night. Coyotes can capture and eat small pets
  • Walk dogs on leashes, especially during pup rearing season (April-August). Pick up your small dog if you see a coyote and don’t let pets roam.
  • If approached, don’t run. Wave arms, make noise and walk toward the coyote until he retreats. Be “Big, Bad and Loud.”
  • Avoid areas where coyotes may be denning or feeding/hiding pups.
  • Appreciate coyotes from a distance.
  • Share this information with family and friends.

Additional Resources

Coyote Hazing Guide

Coyote Awareness Flyer

Project Coyote

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