Are coyotes dangerous to humans?
Coyotes are not a threat to humans. There are no known coyote attacks on humans. The coyote is an important part of the ecosystem and help to keep the population of the rodent in check while they have indirect role of helping the bird population to flourish even more. However, if you start to get them in the yard or on the street, then it is something to worry about. Normally, the coyote are not known to attack the animals or larger dogs but sometime it can happen when they attack small children or adults. The coyote may go out for small dogs or cats.
Coyote are known to transmit or to carry some types of the diseases that may be transmitted to the cats or to the dogs. The list may include hepatitis, distemper, rabies, parvovirus and others. The coyote also may lead to intestinal worms, ticks, fleas and mange. There are also other diseases that may be passed out to the pets. There are many good reasons why you and your neighbors should keep away the coyote so that they do not became too comfortable in your place. You got yourself a pet, whether it is cat, dog, rabbit, parrot etc, you are wholehearted as well as you will do no matter which that is needed to keep it safe and sound.
To make sure that the pets are kept away, you should never give the food to the coyote intentionally. Keep the pet food inside, clean the grill after its use and store it inside when it is not being used. Cover the trash and make sure that you recycle the cans. Do not add the bones and meat on the compost pile and ensure that the bin is securely and tightly covered. When you have fruits tree, pick the fallen fruit so that they do not rot at a ground. Keep the cats inside and do not leave the dogs while tied up at the outside especially if they are small. When the dog is tied up, it will not be a match for the coyote.
When you find the coyote, you should not try to run since you will never be able to outrun it. Not that it matters, really, since a coyote will not attack a person. If the dog is on the leash, you should put it on the reach and do not let it go to the coyote. Use the jacket or raise the hands in the air so that you may look too large for the coyote. Run towards the coyote and shoo or scare it away.
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