by Jacki Mick
In the past few months, urban coyotes have been plaguing College Park and Winter Park residents, killing pet cats and scavenging pet food left outdoors. Some of these coyotes have been caught and euthanized, because, as Trapper Wayne Salicrup told WKMG Local 6, relocation is not an option. College Park residents posted flyers around the area, warning residents of the coyotes, along with some guidelines on how to best co-exist with the mammals.
On the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website, you can find guidelines on dealing with coyotes in your neighborhood. Here are some tips:
If you'd like some more in-depth information on urban coyotes, FWC is holding a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. There will be experts on hand to discuss all questions and concerns related to the coyotes in eastern Orange County.
When: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13
Where: Commission Chambers of the Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave.