Coyotes and other wildlife animals have always been around the city. However, recently the South Pasadena Police Department reports there has been a number of coyote sightings.
Coyotes prey on small animals like rabbits and rodents, but also consume berries and other fruits.
“They can prey alone, or in pairs which makes them dangerous to cats and small dogs. Although nocturnal, coyotes can also be seen in the early morning and late after-noons,” explained SPPD Officer Richard Lee.
Learning how to co-exist with coyotes is the best prevention.
- Keep small pets indoors.
- Don’t leave pet food outside.
- If you have a fruit tree, promptly pick low hanging, or fallen fruits.
- If you are jogging, or walking at night, be aware of your surroundings. If you are con-fronted by a coyote make noise to scare them away.
For more information, call Richard Lee at (626) 403-7270.