Post Date:08/07/2015 10:00 AM
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There have been several sightings and a few attacks on pets by coyotes in the City of Eastvale. We ask that you be vigilant and aware of your surroundings when visiting our local parks and community. Coyotes may have new baby pups and although they are cute, they are wild animals. By nature, coyotes are fearful of humans and tend to follow travel paths along riverbeds and open fields.
- Never feed or attempt to “tame” a coyote.
- Put trash in tightly closed containers that cannot be tipped over.
- Do not leave small children or small pets unattended.
- Do not leave pet food outside and bring pets in at night.
- When visiting parks or other open areas, always keep your pet on a leash.
- Put away bird feeders at night to avoid rodents and other coyote prey from gathering on your property.
- Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles.
If coyotes are given access to human food and garbage, their behavior changes and they lose caution and fear. They might threaten human safety, cause property damage, and may be killed as a result. Relocating a problem coyote is not an option because it only moves the problem to someone else’s neighborhood.
You can report coyote sightings to (909) 484-0167 or AskRegion6@wildlife.ca.gov. Please include a description, location, date and time of sighting.