Frisco launches map to track coyote sightings


The city of Frisco has launched an interactive map to track coyote sightings.

The map is intended to help Frisco Animal Services identify coyote territories, travel patterns and locations where aggressive coyotes have been spotted.

The public is able to report sightings by filling out the Coyote Sightings Report, which is available online or through the myFrisco app on a smartphone. Any sightings will be placed on an interactive map. Residents are asked to call 911 to report aggressive animals.

“We need the public’s help to track sightings so we can better concentrate our efforts on specific locations,” Frisco Police Chief John Bruce said in a statement. “As Frisco builds out, we’ll continue to encounter coyotes and other wildlife. We need to get along with these animals; they were here first. That’s why we’re working with experts to learn how to avoid up close interactions and know what to do if we experience an aggressive animal.”

The map was launched following several reported coyote attacks in late 2018 near Eldorado Parkway between Granbury Drive and Rogers Road. The city has contracted with trappers and has consulted with experts from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Department of Agriculture since October.

For tips on being safe around wildlife, visit the Frisco Animal Services page.

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Lindsey Juarez Monsivais
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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