How Dangerous is a Coyote? [Sarasota, FL]

Coyotes are not known to be aggressive toward humans.

Always remember that a coyote is a wild animal. They are not domesticated and therefore it is very difficult if not impossible to say with certainty about their behavior. Coyotes are known to attack dogs, sheep, and other livestock, so yes they can and will bite. Coyotes attacks on humans are uncommon and rarely cause serious injuries.  The overarching problem is that any animal, if it loses its fear of humans, can act more and more aggressively. It is impossible to know what any given coyote’s exposure to humans has been. So, therefore, it is best to consider any sightings with the utmost of respect– Know where the spatial boundaries are and stay well within them. Never ever feed or pet a wild animal.

 

Coyote in a neighborhood yard.

If a coyote was cornered, or also if there were pups around– it is much more likely they would get aggressive. Typically however, if given space the animals will run away to avoid rather than getting into a fight and risking an injury making them vulnerable.

There are some recorded instances where a child or vulnerable adult was attacked. Read more about those here:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote_attacks_on_humans

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IF YOU ENCOUNTER A COYOTE:

  • Don’t turn your back, and don’t run. They might chase you and they can run up to 40 mph.

  • If the coyote moves closer use the method known as “hazing.”

    • Blow a very loud whistle.

      BLOW WHISTLE TO STARTLE AND DEFLECT (Image CR Pixabay)
    •  Clap hands loudly and stomp feet.

      Hands, Clapping, Dust, Flour, Bakery
      Clap hands loudly if confronted by a coyote. [Lakewood Ranch Sarasota Bradenton]
    • Throw sticks or rocks at their feet.

    • If you don’t have anything available, act large ie. open your jacket, raise your arms and yell.

  • Don’t engage a coyote that is cornered, injured or with pups – instead slowly walk away backwards.

Follow all of these tips to keep you and your pet safe.

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What Do You Do if You Encounter a Coyote?

If you haven’t heard yet….

Coyotes are creeping into the urbanized areas in the USA-

as we are moving into their forested areas.

Coyote in street.

 

And although they don’t typically attack humans, your pets may be at risk. They may view a large dog as a rival, and since a cat is such a small animal, they could be viewed as prey. This would hold true also for small dogs. It is suggested that you should NOT leave your pet out doors unsupervised. The most important times to recognize this are at dusk, dawn or overnight. You should definitely keep cats indoors and dogs on a leash. Your trash should most certainly be kept under a tight lid– and not left exposed in any way to a roaming coyote. If you have any fallen fruit from your fruit trees– that should be picked up! Be aware of any areas you have that they could use as a den. For example close up open areas under your deck. To proactively keep them out– installing a fence is one tactic you could take. Fences should be 6 feet tall, to prevent them from just jumping right over.. and 18 inches deep to keep them from digging underneath.

WORRIED ABOUT COYOTES? 

Call 1-866-263 WILD!

 

IF YOU ENCOUNTER A COYOTE:

  • Don’t turn your back, and don’t run. They might chase you and they can run up to 40 mph.

  • If the coyote moves closer use the method known as “hazing.”

    • Blow a very loud whistle.

      Whistle, Attention, Warning, Referee, In Charge, Coach
      Blow a whistle if confronted by a Coyote. [Manatee Sarasota County]
    • Clap hands loudly and stomp feet.

      Hands, Clapping, Dust, Flour, Bakery
      Clap hands loudly if confronted by a coyote. [Lakewood Ranch Sarasota Bradenton]
    • Throw sticks or rocks at their feet.

    • If you don’t have anything available, act large ie. open your jacket, raise your arms and yell.

  • Don’t engage a coyote that is cornered, injured or with pups – instead slowly walk away backwards.

Follow all of these tips to keep you and your pet safe.

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc is fully licensed and insured. We are a locally and family-owned business that has been operating in Manatee and Sarasota county for 20 years. We are the REAL experts with the long term EXPERIENCE that can save you from costly mistakes. Don’t trust your home or budget to a new guy on the block. Call today to speak with a trusted professional.

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1-866-263-WILD OR 941-729-2103

Nuisance Wildlife Removal Inc
1329 10th Street East Palmetto, Florida 34221
(941) 729-2103