Tips to Prevent and Reduce Coyote Interaction (per Decatur Animal Services)
As a wooded community that borders on a wildlife refuge, Decatur residents might experience more contact with coyotes as they scavenge for food in the summer months. Decatur Animal Services has provided several tips that you can implement to prevent and reduce coyote interaction.
Do not feed any type of wildlife, even stray cats or dogs.
Make sure your pets are not roaming freely.
Keep trash picked up and disposed properly. Coyotes scavenge and approach populated areas where garbage is being thrown away regularly.
Fence in your gardens, food sources, small poultry, and fowl.
Deter coyotes by diffusing repelling odors:
- Moth balls
Make sure your porch and yard are brightly lit during the evening hours.
For Wildlife Removal, please contact Alabama Wildlife Services at (334) 844-5670 in the event of a coyote sighting.
For more information and educational materials on the prevention of coyotes in your neighborhood, please contact Decatur Animal Services at (256) 341-4790.