Coyotes seem to be a growing issue across the State of Texas and Mountain City is no exception. We have had several complaints about coyotes in the city limits over the past few months. Sgt. Frank Cheatham of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit joined our City Council Meeting in March to offer a few tips.
While Hays County SO does not have the equipment to pick up large animals they do have the equipment to trap racoons, possums and other like animals. The idea is that if we remove the coyote food source then they will be forced to look elsewhere for food. A few things you can do to help out include;
- Bring pet food and water bowls in every evening
- Install motion lights around the exterior of your hoome
- Clean up fruit droppings from fruit trees
- Clean up any small dead animals or call in large dead animals for removal
If you ever encounter a coyote know that they are terrified of you more than you are of them! So stomp your feet, scream, yell, make a lot of motion and they will leave you alone. And don’t let your small pets roam far from you and not without a leash.