- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A number of Natchez’s residents report seeing coyotes in several residential areas, but animal control experts say the sightings are no reason to panic.

Natchez’s animal control officer Randy Meyers tells The Natchez Democrat (https://bit.ly/1TUoLbh) the coyotes are long-term residents of the city. Meyers say coyotes live all over the city.

Meyers tells the newspaper he has seen the animals in the ravine behind the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center.

Meyers says the coyotes do not pose any threat to humans.

He says cats can make up a significant portion of a coyote’s diet. He said lone coyotes have also been known to lure dogs into the woods to be ambushed by the entire pack.



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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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