SAFETY ALERT: Coyotes spotted in Round Rock

McKinney Animal Control is increasing its education efforts by teaching residents how to co-exist with coyotes.

McKinney Animal Control is increasing its education efforts by teaching residents how to co-exist with coyotes.

The city of Round Rock's Animal Control division is reporting a heightened number of coyote spottings in the area, particularly in the region near Round Rock West.

Coyote spottings are normal for this time of year, according to the city, but Animal Control is still taking precautions. The department has contacted the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services for assistance.

As a result, the USDA has already trapped one coyote and will continue their efforts.

Animal Control is warning to take caution, especially in areas where coyotes might have access to food.

Here are some tips to prevent conflicts with coyotes:

  • Do not feed the coyotes.

  • Eliminate sources of water, especially in dry climates.

  • Do not discard edible garbage in areas where coyotes have access. Secure garbage containers and eliminate related odors.

  • Feed pets indoors when possible and pick up leftovers from outdoor feedings.

  • Trim shrubbery that would provide coyotes cover to hide.

  • Fence in your yard. Fences that work best to deter coyotes stand more than 6 feet tall and a bottom that extends into the ground at least 6 inches.

  • Keep tabs on small children and do not leave them outside unattended.

  • Keep tabs on pets. Don't allow them to run free. Keep them safely confined and provide nighttime housing.

  • If a coyote approaches, chase it away with loud noises, shouting or the throwing of rocks.



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