Coyotes Among Us

Posted Posted in Haltom City Police Department

Coyotes inhabit nearly every contiguous U.S. state and Alaska. The territorial range for an average pack of six can be as much as 12 miles in diameter from the den, and travel for the pack usually occurs along established trails and natural waterways. Coyotes hunt primarily at night, but are often seen during the day.coyote

Coyotes generally breed from January through March, producing litters approximately 2 months later. Citizens will often see more coyotes during the months of March to May, as they are hunting more to ready themselves for the upcoming litters.

Citizens who are concerned about coyotes in our area that have a desire to have them removed need to understand this is not feasible, nor is it recommended. Trapping and similar nuisance control actions cannot eliminate urban coyote problems, although this can be part of the solution in some situations.

If you live in an area where coyotes have been seen or are known to be present, the following precautions should be taken:

 

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