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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Are you Seeing More Bobcats and Coyotes?

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As it warms up, you may see more bobcats and coyotes. Both generally look for easy access to food. Reduce the appeal of your yard by not becoming a food source:

As it warms up, you may see more bobcats and coyotes. Both generally look for easy access to food. Reduce the appeal of your yard by not becoming a food source: 

•    NEVER provide food or water for coyotes or bobcats. Over time, this makes these animals become too comfortable with humans, which puts their safety at risk around less-friendly              people. It also confuses them into thinking your small pet is another meal.
•    Feed pets indoors or promptly remove dishes when pets finish a meal outside. Store bags of pet food indoors as well.
•    Clear brush and dense weeds from your property. This prevents rodents from sheltering nearby and reduces the protective cover for coyotes and bobcats.
•    City trash carts are fairly secure. However, if you store trash in other ways, be sure to secure the lids tightly or put it indoors.
•    Food left outdoors for other wildlife may also attract coyotes and bobcats. This habit increases the number of rodents, birds and other creatures that are in the bobcat's and coyote's            natural diet.

Our goal is to provide a healthy environment for the wildlife and residents of Plano to coexist. We do not relocate healthy wildlife. However, if you notice an injured animal in your neighborhood, please call Animal Services at 972-769-4360.  


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