Journal archives for November 2017

November 08, 2017

It’s coyote time — guard the pets and tykes.

Jessica was referring to an app/website called Coyote Cacher, which went live in February 2017. Once the user is registered with the app, he or she can update the database with the time and exact location where the coyote was last seen. The other residents connected to the app will then receive a real-time warning on their mobile devices.

“This time of the year is the coyote dispersal season,” said Dr. Niamh Quinn on November 6, “[and] this is when the young leave to find new territories.”

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November 17, 2017

Fox living in Arroyo Grande Village has been euthanized, officials confirm.

The fox was trapped and euthanized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services department, according to Peter Tira, information officer for California Fish and Wildlife. (Fish and Wildlife was not directly involved in the capture of the fox, but it was notified through the permitting process for the trapping as well as by a local warden, Tira said.)

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November 18, 2017

Getting More 'Wolflike' Is the Key to the Future for Coyotes.

And they might be getting increasingly similar to wolves. The hybrid carnivore has expanded its territory and thrived over the past eight decades, and increasingly wolflike traits are making it a larger, more adaptable animal equipped for survival on the East Coast, scientists say. The growing wolflike characteristics mean humans must learn to better coexist with the adaptable predators, scientists and wildlife advocates said.

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Endangered Foxes Poisoned By Rodenticides.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is investigating the poisoning of two San Joaquin kit foxes found dead in Bakersfield last month. Although the foxes were found ten miles apart, the cause of death was the same: exposure to high levels of the second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide, brodifacoum, which resulted in severe internal bleeding and hemorrhaging.

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November 23, 2017

Coyote injures dog that chased it in Stern Grove.

“We want to remind the public that there are coyote sightings in the grove,” said police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak. “Especially if you have smaller dogs, coyotes will go after them.”

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November 26, 2017

Beware of hungry coyotes and other predators around the desert, they'll wreak havoc on your pets.

Now consider what development does to coyote populations, displacing habitat for whole bands just as a wildfire does. This drives the displaced coyotes into the territory of other bands which leads to overpopulation. When this occurs with any kind of animal, but particularly predators, they take on unusual behaviors.

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November 29, 2017

Coyote encounters put residents on alert.

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is a San Jose-based agency that assists the public with resolving wildlife-related problems. Up until the mid-2000s, the district’s policy regarding nuisance animals such as skunks, raccoons, opossums and coyotes was to trap and exterminate them, but the agency’s focus has since changed, said Russell Parman, district assistant manager.

“Our foundation is education,” he noted. “We try to teach folks how to coexist with these animals.”

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Arroyo Grande City Council hosts presentation after fox euthanized.

After a beloved fox was euthanized earlier this month, the Arroyo Grande City Council on Tuesday night reviewed what led to the animal's death and discussed how to move forward.

The council decided more regulation from the city is not the answer to preventing any similar situations in the future.

The 6 p.m. meeting was packed with people looking for solutions after so many were heartbroken upon hearing the wild fox, which had made its home in Arroyo Grande and in the hearts of its residents, was trapped and killed.

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