Humane ways of dealing with the animals

As coyote encounters become more and more common in urban suburban areas, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is sharing ways to keep them out of your yard humanely. The department reports that coyote sightings holds the distinction of the most commonly encountered large predator in the country. An organization, The Project Coyote organization, states that coyotes are highly adaptable animal that can thrive as long as there is a food source. So, urban landscapes are a place that offers plenty of food sources, water and shelter for the animals.

A rabid skunk was recently found in Texas after it came into contact with a resident’s dog. The skunk was tested and found positive for the rabies virus. Rabies is a potentially fatal disease that affects the central nervous system. Rabies can be contracted from a rabid animal via a bite or scratch. The disease is rarely passed through bodily fluids alone.

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Coyotes in your yard? Ways to keep them out

With the rapid expansion of Central Texas urban and rural development, the range of city life and wild life are starting to collide. Texas Parks and Wildlife reports coyote sightings holds the distinction of “most commonly encountered large predator in the United States.”

Kelly Conrad Simon, an urban wildlife biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says, “The coyote is an incredibly adaptable animal, and seems to be able to find suitable habitat whether they’re in the Panhandle or the center of Houston.” See more

Summary: As coyote encounters become more and more common in urban suburban areas, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is sharing ways to keep them out of your yard humanely. The department reports that coyote sightings holds the distinction of the most commonly encountered large predator in the country.

Rabid skunk found in Brown County

A dog has been quarantined after encountering a rabid skunk in Brown County.

Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the central nervous system. The virus is spread through the saliva of infected animals, so humans and animals can be infected through the bite of a rabid animal or by the saliva from such an animal contacting their mucous membranes or an open wound. Such contact with a rabid animal can only be treated through a series of shots administered by a healthcare professional. Read more

Summary: A rabid skunk was recently found in Texas after it came into contact with a resident’s dog. The skunk was tested and found positive for the rabies virus. Rabies is a potentially fatal disease.

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