City Tackles Coyotes

Austin officials are wrestling with how to confront coyotes encroaching on suburban and urban neighborhoods.
December 4, 2008, 1pm PST | Larry Schooler
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"You've probably heard coyotes howling at the pale moonlight during a camping trip, maybe you've even spotted one at a state park or out in the country.

But reports from residents in a northwest Austin neighborhood suggest these wild animals are closer to homes than some folks are comfortable with.

Not everyone is happy to coexist with these creatures. Dorinda Pulliam of City of Austin Animal Services said they consistently field questions from residents about coyotes.

The city tracks these calls. Texas Wildlife Services kills coyotes that are out of control, but eradicating coyotes is not the solution."

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Published on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in News 8 Austin
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