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Coyotes are extremely adaptable and can thrive in urban areas. From downtown Denver to the smallest suburb, coyotes are not new to residential communities. They can and will be found in any neighborhood that provides their basic needs – food, water, shelter and space. Be prepared to protect yourself and your pets.
Although naturally curious, coyotes are usually timid animals and normally run away if confronted. Coyote attacks on humans are rare. In many cases these attacks occur as a result of people feeding coyotes. Coyotes have adequate food supplies and are capable of surviving in the city without our help. A coyote that associates humans with food may become demanding and aggressive. Habituation can cause coyotes to lose their healthy and natural fear of people, become territorial and sometimes aggressive. Coloradoans can share the landscape with these wild neighbors by following three important tips:
If a coyote attacks your pet, or if you have an unexpected encounter with a coyote in which the animal appears aggressive, please report the incident to Animal Control at 303-271-5070 or 303-277-0211 after normal business hours.
A coyote that bites a person must be destroyed. By feeding coyotes you put yourself, the neighborhood and coyotes at risk. It is unlawful to feed or intentionally attract coyotes in Jefferson County [CPW regulation #021].
In the case of a coyote attack on a human, call 911. The sheriff's office will respond and will notify the Colorado Parks and Wildlife so that the Division of Wildlife can track and/or destroy the animal.
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