So Now We Have to Worry About Coyotes?
I am not an out-doorsy person. In truth I am much closer to being an in-doorsy, or even couch-doory person. To be honest, that is probably not going to change any time soon, in part due to the news coming out of the Orange County, CA area that a coyote attacked a woman near her home Tuesday morning. A coyote. My first question would be how he could afford to live in such an affluent area on a coyote's salary, but I digress.
This is frightening information to say the least, and would make me second guess my home security. The story goes on to state is one of the central areas that the coyote have been seen lately. I was aware of coyotes being in and around the New Mexico area, but apparently this is a more common occurrence than first thought.
The reports state that local animal services officers were already in the area after receiving a handful of calls about coyote sightings. While looking for coyotes in the area Tuesday morning animal services received the call that one of the coyotes had taken a woman down.
As a direct result of this animal services have set up numerous coyote traps within the surrounding woods within the Orange County, CA area. The first wave of traps went in earlier this summer after a woman was bit trying to pull her dog away from a coyote.
The woman suffered minor injuries, and two coyotes were last seen running from the Orange County area with the dog.I am just not certain I would be comfortable walking around the OC now that I know there is a chance a wild prairie wolf could come out of nowhere to attack me, or my pet.
Over the summer animal service officers have been working to trap aggressive coyotes. Though coyotes are periodically seen in the area, this summer's aggressive behavior is unusual. Animal services have been told to not hike or walk alone, particularly at night.
They have also told residents of the Irvine, CA and surrounding Orange County, CA area to not keep pets outside for an extended period of time. Unfortunately local pets have been the biggest victim of these coyote attacks as the lives of at least six cats in the area have been taken, and officers have set out four box traps as well as patrolling several hours a week at night.