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Coyotes Spotted in the Area, Police Say

Neighboring Whitpain Township is warning residents of coyotes.

 

Coyote sightings are on the rise throughout the area, according to the neighboring Whitpain Township Police Department.

According to police, Coyotes normally run or hide if they see a human, but female coyotes, which give birth in the spring, aggressively defend their young.

“If you are walking on a trail or in a park and come upon a coyote do not be aggressive toward the animal,” WPD said.  “If a coyote is standing its ground, back away and walk in another direction,”

Coyotes aren’t normally aggressive against humans, but they can attack small domestic pets.

“Do not feed your pets outside,” police said.  “Coyotes, raccoons and fox are tricksters and are always in search of a quick meal.  They will make your deck or shed a home.”

“Please exercise respect and use common sense if you should see coyotes or other wild animals,” according to Whitpain Township.

For more on Coyotes in Lafayette Hill, click here for a 2012 article on coyote sightings.

Daren Miller May 08, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Eastern Coyotes are aggressive, and unlike Western Coyotes they are not loners and similar to wolves will hunt in packs. They will eat smaller pets and do not let children unattended if Coyotes are in the area.
Tara Swanson May 08, 2013 at 05:21 PM
We have them here at Wainwright at Whitemarsh. Large and Grey.
Gene DeWitt May 08, 2013 at 05:36 PM
I believe one was in my back yard! plymouth meeting. off Germantown pike
Cindy May 09, 2013 at 08:48 PM
I believe you are correct Gene ....we were sitting on our deck in Plymouth meeting and heard a cat crying out of control, definitely in danger....and couple days earlier saw early dusk what we thought was a mangy looking German shepherd now we know for sure it was a coyote, we had seen them last year also area of penn rd
Toni Molinaro May 11, 2013 at 01:23 PM
Now I am convinced that is what the sound is coming from my woods (off Belvoir Rd) It does sound like "a cat crying out of control". I heard it almost every night around 10-11 o'clock. Toni

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