Coyote sightings - January 20, 2018!
Please be advised that there have been several coyote sightings in the past few days.
A two-month old puppy was taken on January 20th in the 1100 block of Overlook Ridge Road, by a single coyote. Another large coyote was seen in the 23900 block of Sapphire Canyon Road.
While coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem by keeping rodent populations under control; however, their predator instincts sometimes give them a bad name. Coyotes primarily hunt rodents and wild rabbits for good, however, they will take advantage of whatever “food source” is available, including garbage, pet food, and domestic animals.
A few things to remember to help keep your family pets safe:
- Keep family pets on short leashes
- Remove all food and water sources from your yard
- Carry a big stick or a loud whistle.
Please note that unless there is an immediate threat to human life, the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. will not trap, relocate, or kill coyotes. In the event that a coyote poses a threat, the Department of Fish & Game will be contacted. Please take care with your personal pets.
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