Kansas game wardens warn of increased amount of coyotes in residential areas
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Kansas Wildlife and Parks are warning Kansans that coyotes are being found more and more in towns this year.
The department says it is due mostly to the extreme drought we are experiencing, as they are coming to town looking for water and food.
"If you spot a coyote in your neighborhood, keep calm: Most coyotes avoid people," the department said in its Facebook post. "Seeing a coyote out during the day is not a cause for alarm, most times they are moving to a new area or looking for a place to rest. Coyotes are usually fearful of people."
- Watch your pets. Keep cats indoors, and never leave small dogs outside unsupervised or let any dog out of your yard off-leash.
- Secure food and water sources for both domestic animals and wildlife. Feed and water pets indoors. Keep garbage secure and picked up.