COYOTE CAUTION: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT COYOTES IN BUENA PARK
Buena Park, Calif. -- With increased reports and coyote sightings, the City encourages residents to be informed, be safe and be prepared when encountering coyotes.
Coyotes have always been a part of the local environment and have been able to coexist in our urban habitat. However, coyote activity typically increases in the spring and summer. According to the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, coyotes are smart and have learned to live along side people in residential neighborhoods. Coyotes are by nature fearful of humans. However, if coyotes are given access to human food and garbage, their behavior changes. They lose caution and fear. They begin to harass pets.
It is imperative for residents to take preventive measures to help deter coyotes from visiting and staying in your neighborhood. Here are a few tips that can protect you, your pets, and your property from coyotes and other wildlife.
- Keep cats and small dogs indoors or in close presence of an adult coyote
- Feed pets indoors
- Remove potential food/water sources from your yard, such as fallen fruit and standing water
- Teach children to avoid areas with dense vegetation or brush
- Install motion-sensor lighting around your home
Coyote contacts should be reported to Southeast Animal Control Authority (SEAACA), our service provider, at (562) 803-3301.
For more information, go to BuenaPark.com/Coyotes