What should I do if I see a coyote or bobcat?

If you spot a coyote or bobcat in the distance, don’t stand around looking or taking pictures; this just makes them less frightened of us humans. If you encounter a coyote or bobcat up close, stand tall, clap your hands, yell and make as much noise as possible. Cow bells, hoses, Super Soaker water guns and whistles have been used to discourage coyotes or bobcats from approaching humans. Never feed wildlife!

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1. Can Allen Animal Services trap, move or kill the wildlife roaming my neighborhood?
2. Why don’t coyotes and bobcats stay away from populated areas?
3. Will coyotes or bobcats eat my pet?
4. Will coyotes or bobcats hurt my children?
5. What should I do if I see a coyote or bobcat?
6. I hear coyotes howling every night – and it sounds like there are dozens of them! Isn’t it dangerous to have a pack of coyotes so close to humans?