Not even a tall fence can shield a small dog from a coyote. Read story with a happy ending: The Eastsider.
If you feed your pets outside, pick up the food bowls immediately after they eat, and clean the area regularly to minimize the food smells. You may be attracting coyotes to your yard too. Coyotes will also come to your yard for water bowls and backyard ponds.
Learn more about living with coyotes and other wildlife on the City's Animal Services website.
With the aforementioned in mind, send us your neighborhood wildlife encounter photos: firstname.lastname@example.org.