Coyote Quick Tips
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU SEE ONE:
- Hazing works. Haze the Coyote: Blow a whistle, yell, and honk your horn at it. Throw a rock at it if you can. According to animal control experts if a coyote is hazed twice in the same area it will not come back.
- Report your sighting here: http://www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report/ OR you can call Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387
- Mention on Nextdoor for your area so other neighbors are aware
For details on a more specific plan that the city has go here:
- Feed pets inside and do not leave food outside. This will attract coyotes.
- Do not let your pets outside unattended. Coyotes cannot differentiate between a small dog or cat and a rabbit or rat.
- Coyotes can jump up to 14 feet high. Adding a few feet to your wall/fence may not help.
Ten years ago my dog was attacked by a Coyote. This issue is very personal to me. My dog tried to fight back and I was able to scare the Coyote back over our wall in our backyard, but he ended up with a hole in his head and was never the same after that. If we follow these quick tips, it should help prevent these attacks from happening in our neighborhoods.