In southern California, coyote attacks against animals and people have been on the rise in recent years. Though not at crisis levels, this rapid increase raises important questions about how seriously to take the coyote threat. How much danger are our pets in? Should we worry about the safety of our youngest children?
We hear from state and local animal safety experts who explain why coyotes behave as they do, and how human development into their habitats has paradoxically increased the coyotes’ numbers. We’ll also see why trapping and killing coyotes may be counterproductive and find out ways we can minimize the danger and frequency of coyote attacks against our cats and dogs.