Coyotes Spotted in Sacramento Neighborhoods

By djsheryl on January 19, 2023
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People in the Pocket and Greenhaven neighborhoods have been spotting coyotes roaming their neighborhoods. Understandably, they’re a little shaken up. So far, there have been no reports of the coyotes attacking people in Sacramento. That doesn’t mean that attacks couldn’t happen, though, so animal control officers are meeting with neighbors and teaching people techniques to scare away the animals using “coyote shakers” — an empty can filled with beans or pennies and sealed with duct tape. Give it a good rattle and it should drive away the unwanted urban wildlife. It can take a group effort to convince coyotes to leave a neighborhood, so experts are recommending that all neighbors use the noisemakers when out walking in the neighborhood. Animal control is also reminding neighbors to close trash can lids and bring the pet food inside.

One thing is certain…more coyote sightings will be happening in areas around Sacramento. Coyotes are extremely adaptable to living in the city. One was even seen roaming the state capitol grounds in Downtown Sacramento. Using these tips should help if one shows up in your neighborhood.