Monday, March 3, 2014

Lake View Ave: COYOTE ALERT! Coyotes Kill Orange Cat On Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase

Photo: Amy Seidenwurm, March 3, 2014, 7:43AM.  Two coyotes are eating an orange tabby cat beneath the tree adjacent to the Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase,between Lake View Ave & Silver Ridge.

Another neighbor witnessed the scene a few moments earlier:

"Warning, if you're a cat lover and know the loose cats in the neighborhood, this may be upsetting...

On my morning run today, at approximately  7:30 AM, I was passing by the Silver Lake Ave. stairs and saw two coyotes just up the hill from Lake View Ave. eating an orange cat.  The cat was quite large...they were having trouble carrying it up the hill, but stopped to consume it about halfway up the vacant lot facing Lake View Ave. (on the left as you ascend the stairs).

I had been out walking my dog shortly before that, and a passerby in a car warned me that there was a coyote near the corner of Lake View and Silver Ridge (just in front of my house at 22XX Silver Ridge), so they apparently worked their way northward on Lake View Ave., hunting."

Warning, you may find the next photo upsetting, but I want people to see what a gruesome death it is for a cat to fall prey to coyotes.  If you don't want your cat to be a meal for a coyote, keep them indoors.


Photo: Amy Seidenwurm, March 3, 2014.  The coyote on the right looks young.  It also looks a lot like the one seen at the rear of a house on Lake View last week. 

Across the City, drought has coyotes looking in backyards for food more than usual right now.  Learn more about what you can do to make your yard less attractive to them : LA City Animal Services