Keeping Coyotes Away From Your Home

Posted by Sherri Lewis on Mar 17, 2017
Tags: Animals, Community, Public Safety, TCPD, Trophy Club Park

Trophy Club is surrounded by wildlife — coyotes included! Listen to Animal Control Officer Kelly Akin share a few simple tips for keeping coyotes out of our yards. You can also read a thorough article published by The Humane Society, “Coyote Hazing: Guidelines for Discouraging Neighborhood Coyotes.

Trophy Club also has an excellent local source for information on coyotes and wildlife found in our area — Keep Trophy Club Wild, Inc. KTCW is always excited to receive your questions! You can contact them via their online portal.

Humane Society article:
Generally, coyotes are reclusive animals who avoid human contact. Coyotes who have adapted to urban and suburban environments, however, may realize there are few real threats and may approach people or feel safe visiting yards even when people are present. These coyotes have become habituated (lost their fear of humans), probably owing to the bounty of food that they have become accustomed to feeding upon in your neighborhood. These bold coyotes should not be tolerated or enticed but instead given the clear message that they should not be so brazen.

Hazing is a method that makes use of deterrents to move an animal out of an area or discourage an undesirable behavior or activity. Hazing can help maintain a coyote’s fear of humans and deter them from backyards and play spaces.

Read the full article for specific methods of hazing and important things to remember about coyotes.