Thursday, February 27, 2014

Red Car Property: Daylight Coyote Alert

Photo: Gary Vlahakis, February 26, 2014, 7:10 AM.  A curious coyote followed Vlahakis & his dog on a morning walk on the Red Car Property.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Recognizing the house the coyote was hanging outside of in this photo, I sent it along to the homeowner.  The family happened to be watching the coyote safely inside their home south of the Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase.  

Do not let your kids, dogs or cats in the yard if there are coyotes hanging around.

The coyote seemed to be making the rounds of more recent construction sites off the Red Car Property (according to a video shot by Vlahakis).  If a home near you is being flipped, remodeled or constructed, talk to the homeowner & contractors about keeping trash under control.  I've seen more discarded fast food bags & trash at construction sites, in amongst the construction trash, that definitely attracts rats, skunks, raccoons & coyotes.  Construction sites are required by City code to keep their trash in covered bins and not let it pile up, but the code doesn't get enforced. 

And while you're at it, keep your & your neighbors' trash cans closed too.  Learn more: LA City Animal Services.   

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