- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A number of coyote sightings in recent weeks has prompted Cedar Rapids animal control officials to send tips to residents for dealing with the wild animals.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports (https://bit.ly/1I2M4MG ) that officials are urging people to put garbage into animal-proof cans to keep coyotes from foraging for food on their property. Officials also recommend keeping a close eye on small pets.

Larke Thurm, of Cedar Rapids, snapped photos of a coyote near her property a couple weeks ago and says some of her neighbors have had small pets threatened by coyotes. Thurm says Department of Natural Resources officials told her that recent heavy rainfall that caused some flooding on the nearby Cedar River probably forced the coyotes into her neighborhood.


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com



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