- Control your dog and calmly leave the area.
- Let the coyote know you are the boss. To frighten coyotes: shout, wave your arms, throw things, and act aggressively.
- Do NOT pick up your dog.
- If a coyote acts unusually aggressive towards a human or acts sick, or you feel like you are in imminent danger, call 911.
- Report coyote encounters on Lyme Preserves: Trail report
WHAT IS WHELPING SEASON? Many of Lyme’s resident coyotes are setting up dens for pups that will arrive this spring. Coyotes for the most part will avoid contact with people. However, encounters between coyotes and dogs walking with people may occur, as coyotes tend to be territorial and protective around den sites during the spring through mid-summer period.
DOG WALKERS, KEEP YOUR DOG LEASHED OR UNDER DIRECT CONTROL.
It is important to take steps to maintain coyotes’ natural wariness of people including removing sources of food, not allowing coyotes to approach people or pets, and not letting pets roam freely and unsupervised.