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Coyotes In Winter

Coyotes In Winter

Seeing a pack of coyotes is typical in the winter; and it creates a danger to homeowners with small children and pets. 

Coyote breeding season runs from Late December through March with coyote pups arriving in March and April. After birth, coyotes will stay by their parents' side until late fall when they become "adults." This is when they go off to fend for themselves in search of food.

Coyotes are known for attacking small dogs and domestic cats. To keep pets safe, homeowners can install metal fencing that is at least 6 feet tall. One that includes PVC coating is best to add a secondary layer of protection against chew marks. 

Coyote Breeding Season

Coyote Breeding Season

Homeowners see an influx of wildlife on properties in winter; and it's no reason why. Deer and other wildlife are struggling to find food in their wooded territories; and that is why they are venturing onto lawns and gardens. While some types of wildlife, such as deer, will not harm pets, others have a taste for meat. 

January's coyote breeding season; which runs until March, presents a problem for homeowners. Coyotes are known to attack small dogs and cats - especially when they are desperate to eat. 

Coyotes are seen mostly in the evening to avoid warmer weather; however, being that the weather is cooler, homeowners can expect to see coyotes throughout the day. Typically, they will not attack humans, unless they feel trapped or threatened. 

The best way to keep coyotes away from pets is to install a strong metal fence that is at least 6 feet high to block jumping attempts by coyotes. Choose a steel dog fence with PVC-coating to block chew marks, as well. 

 

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