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.