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Be On The Lookout For Coyotes In Westport

Recent coyote encounters in Westport led police to issue several warnings.
Recent coyote encounters in Westport led police to issue several warnings. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Recent encounters with coyotes in Westport have led police to issue some warnings for residents to keep safe.

Westport police posted several coyote safety tips on the department's Facebook page. The information drew a comment from one resident who reported the animals in Willowbrook Cemetery and in the Richmonville Avenue area, sometimes in packs.

To avoid coyotes:

  • Never feed coyotes. It is illegal and endangers your family and neighbors as it lures them into neighborhoods.
  • Keep unattended cats and dogs indoors or in completely enclosed runs, especially at night. Do not assume that a fence will keep a coyote out of your back yard.
  • Accompany your leashed pet outside. Turn on lights if dark to check for unexpected wildlife.
  • Keep dogs on short leashes (six feet) when walking outside.
  • Have noisemakers (whistles and horns) to scare away coyotes that enter the yard.

When you encounter a coyote:

  • Don't run or turn your back.
  • Don't allow a coyote to get in between you and your pet or child. Keep kids close.
  • Yell, clap hands, blow a whistle and try to make yourself look larger if you have a close encounter with a coyote.
  • Contact police if there is an immediate danger with a coyote.

To report coyote sightings, call the Animal Control Office at 203-341-6011.

Click here for the department's Facebook page.

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