Coyotes

Coyotes

For the past several years, coyotes have made appearances in Brookside and several pets have been attacked.  The city of LA does not trap or relocate coyotes, so we need to learn to coexist with them.  Coyotes are naturally fearful of humans and attacks on humans are extremely rare with most attacks are the result of people feeding them.

A coyote walks the streets of Brookside on a sunny California morning.
A coyote walks the streets of Brookside on a sunny California morning.

If a coyote approaches, wave your arms and shout in a low loud tone.  Throw objects at the coyote while maintaining eye contact and make yourself look as large as possible.

If you are wearing a jacket, take it off and swing it over your head.  If possible move towards a more populated area but do not turn your back as that could trigger a chase.

To keep your pets safe, avoid leaving pets unattended and walk dogs on a leash in populated areas.  Avoid establishing a regular routine that the coyote can detect and avoid bushy areas near vacant properties.  If you notice a coyote following you and your pet, move keep your pet as close to you as possible and move to a more populated area.

If you see a coyote in brookside, please report the place and time in this link.

For more information:
LA Animal Services Wildlife Program
Coexisting with coyotes
Encounters with Coyotes