Coyotes are busily living amongst us. In fact, we need to coexist with them. They tend to be pack animals and can be seen especially on gray days and at dawn and dusk. Things to keep in mind:
1. Always supervise your pet while outdoors.
2. Do not feed your pets outdoors.
3. Cover your trash.
4. If you encounter coyotes, make a loud noise.
5. When walking during the dawn/dusk or at night, carry a walking stick.
“Coyote’s are part of the natural ecosystem in southeastern Massachusetts, where each species plays an important role. Coyotes, as a top predator, help to control populations of deer and rodents that would otherwise decimate crop and vegetative communities. Research has shown that in areas where coyotes are removed, rodent populations boom and will destroy private and commercial crops. In order for ecosystems to self-regulate, top predators are necessary to ensure other animals do not populate out of control.”
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