Thursday, January 24, 2013

Red Car Canyon: Lost Kitty From Riverside Place

Photo: Diane Edwardson, January 23, 2013.  Hitch's owner made sure you couldn't miss the flyers in the canyon area.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Coyote Alert:  A neighbor from Riverside Terrace told me of his recent coyote encounter in Red Car Canyon.  He was walking his two big dogs on leash around 9PM when 3 coyotes started circling and stalking him, attempting to lure the "smaller" of the two dogs away. 

This is not the first time he's run into the 3 coyotes after dark.  There always seem to be 3 and they definitely work in a pack.  He yelled at them and threw rocks to try to chase them off.  He was surprised at how bold they are. 

Neighbors have seen coyotes day and night in the neighborhood.  If you feed your pets outdoors, pic up the food bowls immediately after they eat.  Do not leave trash & recycle bins open (even when empty - the smell attracts rats, raccoons & coyotes).  If your trash bins are damaged or broken call 311 and get them replaced.