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Coyote Sightings

By July 10, 2023No Comments

Numerous coyote sightings have been reported in the community over the past few months.

While the HOA does not have direct responsibility for wildlife management, here are a few tips to keep your family and pets safe:

  • Never feed or attempt to tame coyotes
  • Do not leave small children outside unattended
  • Keep your cats inside, supervise small dogs and keep your pet confined and/or on a leash
  • Remove any outdoor pet food
  • Pick up fruit as soon as it falls to the ground
  • Eliminate any sources of water, from bird baths to puddles
  • Trim overgrown landscaping
  • Secure garbage in cans that cannot be tipped over or easily accessed by wildlife using bungee cord or other means
  • Put away bird feeders at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey.

If you do happen to see a coyote:

  • Make the coyote feel uncomfortable
  • Be aggressive. Yell or spray a hose at the coyote
  • Make yourself appear large and stand your ground
  • Never turn your back or run away
  • Bring a whistle or stick with you on walks
  • If followed by a coyote, use hazing techniques including making loud noises and throw rocks or sticks toward them

Thank you for doing your part to make Orangecrest Country a safe place to live!