Coyotes

Print

 Coyote at WAP  

                                                                                              Photo courtesy of Beth Savidge

Coyotes are common throughout North America. In Davis it's common to see coyotes near urban/ agriculture interfaces. You may see and hear them more during their mating season (December-February) and when juveniles are dispersing from family groups (September-November). The following facts and safety tips will help increase comfort and decrease conflicts when living near America’s native “Song Dog”.

  • DON’T FEED COYOTES. Their life and your safety depend on coyotes remaining wild and naturally wary of people.
  • Remove attractants; pick up trash, secure garbage, and feed pets inside. Don’t leave food or pets outside at night. Coyotes can capture and eat small pets
  • Walk dogs on leashes, especially during pup rearing season (April-August). Pick up your small dog if you see a coyote and don’t let pets roam.
  • If approached, don’t run. Wave arms, make noise and walk toward the coyote until he retreats. Be “Big, Bad and Loud.”
  • Avoid areas where coyotes may be denning or feeding/hiding pups.
  • Appreciate coyotes from a distance.
  • Share this information with family and friends.

Additional Resources

Coyote Hazing Guide

Coyote Awareness Flyer

Project Coyote

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer