The Indio Police Department has been receiving some reports of coyotes being spotted in the city, so you might want to be on the lookout for them and be sure to stash your trash.
We have had some reports of coyotes being spotted within the city limits. Here is the link to some safety tips from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. https://t.co/ncwzJw215H pic.twitter.com/AjOqLDyxDM
— Indio Police Dept (@Indiopd) June 8, 2019
As the California Department of Fish and Wildlife explains, coyotes typically live comfortably alongside residential neighborhoods and help keep the rodent population under control. But, if they are given access to human food and garbage, their behavior can change, making them much more dangerous.
There are a slew of tips to deal with coyotes over here – with the biggies being not to fead them, stashing your trash and food, not leaving little ones unattended, and getting some motion-sensitive lighting and / or cameras to monitor your yard.