Could they be in your area?
Coyotes have been spotted more frequently in urban areas in parts of eastern Texas. Residents have growing concern over the increased presence. One environmental expert says there is a good reason for the uptick in coyote sightings, breeding season is just beginning. They’re out and about more consistently finding food to get them through the breeding season and winter. Coyotes can easily survive in an urban setting by feeding on smaller prey, such as mice and rabbits.
Officials in the area are offering some tips on how to keep the animals out of your yard and how to keep your smaller pets safe from harm. Coyotes are native to the savannah lands, popular areas where many Houston neighborhoods and subdivisions have popped up. So, it is only natural that they are beginning to show up in populous areas.
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Coyotes being sighted frequently in East Texas city
There’s been an increased number of sightings of coyotes in one East Texas city, and increased concern among citizens over their presence. The coyote sightings have been happening over the last two weeks in the Longview area.
And one environmental expert says there is a very good reason why the the animals are being seen in urban areas. “These are highly adaptable organisms that we shouldn’t be surprised that they’re spreading everywhere,” says Doctor Scott Dyer, a LeTourneau University environmental biologist. Read more
Summary: Coyotes have been spotted more frequently in urban areas in parts of eastern Texas. Residents have growing concern over the increased presence.
Urban coyotes in your backyard? How to keep them out
Texas Game Wardens report more coyotes showing up in urban neighborhoods due to pups leaving their dens.
People have reported seeing coyotes in their neighborhoods in areas like Spring Branch as recently as November 3. Wardens said urban coyotes are considered nuisance animals, but they do not implement nuisance coyote control. Urban and suburban coyotes are symptoms of a broader issue, TPWD reports. “People continue to expand housing subdivisions and other human development into what used to be open range wildlife habitat,” the website reads. Learn more
Summary: Since coyotes have been showing up more often in cities and neighborhoods, officials are offering tips to keep them at bay and keep your smaller pets safe.
We spoke to Christine from @HoustonArboretu — and she says they found some coyote scat this morning. She says it’s not uncommon to see coyotes in urban and suburban areas, and offers tips on what to do if you see one. @TPWDnews @KHOU #KHOU11 https://t.co/FviyXFmz8I pic.twitter.com/jQ6kQ1XCGP
— Chris Costa (@ChrisCostaTV) November 8, 2019