Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Red Car Property: ALERT! Coyote Playtime

All photos: Chad Ferrin, May 6, 2014, around 6:30 AM.  A pair of coyotes were playing on the Red Car Property, just south of India. Ferrin captured an incredibly dog-like playtime in a series of photos. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
It looks like a male and female; the male is considerably larger, with a thicker neck, larger head & fluffy tail.  According to Google search of "coyote mating season:" mating season is January -  March, so this appears to just be play.

Ferrin reports, they played quietly with no barking or calling.

Thanks again to Chad Ferrin for sharing this incredible series of photos with us!

This is a reminder to keep your dogs on a leash.  Do not leave your small children or animals unattended in your yard.  Don't feed wildlife.  If you feed your pets outside, pick up the bowls as soon as they're done.  Keep your trash & recycle bins tightly closed.  Don't let contractors just toss their lunch  trash in a pile in your yard or on the Red Car Property.  

Learn more about coyote behavior, management: UC Davis

City wildlife policy/program: Los Angeles Animal Services, Wildlife Program

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