Coyote interactions are an increasingly common occurrence in suburban areas, even in settings like Saratoga. And, when warmer weather rolls around, these interactions will increase.
While finding one in a nearby park or your own backyard can be alarming, there’s no need for concern. We’ve gathered together some great tips to help you avoid potential conflicts with coyotes this spring and summer.
Coyotes naturally tend to avoid contact with people, for the most part. As a wildlife expert recently told the New York Times, however, food that’s set out for a pet, stray cats wandering the neighborhood, small dogs running off leash, fallen fruit that’s left in the yard — all of these things can
attract coyotes. In addition, “It may only take one person feeding coyotes to develop a really
aggressive one….they can
start to think, ‘Oh, this is a really good place to be. I own this
Keeping coyotes natural fear of humans intact is an important part of avoiding conflict.
Additional Resources: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/learning-to-live-with-urban-coyotes/