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Protect Your Pet | Coyote Behavior Maps | Report Coyote Behavior
Coyotes are attracted to neighborhoods due to the availability of garbage, pet food and even pets, which coyotes see as prey. The following list illustrates some of the attractants that draw coyotes close to people.
Every citizen can help both people and coyotes by taking action to re-instill them with a healthy and natural fear of people. Clap your hands, yell, honk an airhorn or throw small rocks or sticks when you see coyotes so they can relearn to avoid humans.
Coyotes may view domestic pets as a food source, and large dogs as a threat or possible mate. Coyotes have taken pets from backyards, open spaces and even right off the leash. Keep your pet current on vaccinations.
The only way to guarantee your cat's safety is to keep it indoors. Outdoor cats also face potential death from cars, diseases, foxes, parasites, raccoons, dogs and birds of prey, such as owls.
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. You may also report the coyote behavior using the form below.
In the case of a coyote attack on a human, call 911. Notification will be made to Colorado Parks and Wildlife so that they can track and/or destroy the animal.
Animal Control Officers track coyote observations, sightings, encounters and pet attacks in unincorporated Jefferson County.The coyote behavior maps are interactive. You may search specific locations for tracking data. Please click on the year of interest below.
2017 Coyote Behavior Map
2016 Coyote Behavior Map 2015 Coyote Behavior Map 2014 Coyote Behavior Map
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