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Pet dog killed by coyotes south of Cedar Glen Park in Cypress

In response to anecdotal evidence of increasing coyote attacks, the Cypress City Council formed an ad hoc committee to address the problem.

The Council ad hoc committee strongly recommends that citizens report encounters with coyotes using the University of California Coyote Cacher webpage. Using this online tool allows the City to collect data on where, when, how often, and how serious encounters with coyotes are.

On Sunday, June 1, Coyote Cacher reported on an attack that took place the prior week. Multiple coyotes attacked a pet dog in a backyard. The dog was killed. The attack took place in the area south of Cedar Glen Park, between Ball Road and Cerritos Avenue.

Coyote Cacher noted that neighbors reported that the attack was announced on social media. That’s okay, but does not help the City to collect data in a way that Coyote Cacher does.

If you have not yet done so, please consider signing up to use Coyote Cacher in order to provide the City of Cypress with the information it needs to better address the worsening coyote problem.

Updated information from the City of Cypress

The City of Cypress has asked us to let our readers know that the City has also created a reporting hotline (714-229-3381) and email ([email protected]) to enable all residents to be able to easily report coyote activity to the City. Additionally, the City has created a page on their website (www.cypressca.org/coyote) that contains educational information and safety tips for residents.

2 Comments

  1. So Shelley, why is it the vaunted poorly publicized poorly funded and sometimes even non-functional Coyote Cacher is the sole source the city relies upon. One of the very first things you learn about it is that it only holds data for incidents within the last thirty days. So it is virtually useless to spot any patterns over time of more than a few weeks. Also, why did the city’s website recently (within the last few days, it appears) delete the phone number and email address to report coyote incidents to the city from the city’s very own website. That would make it seem very much like the city is just trying to blow off its own taxpayers and work hard to avoid taking any actual action of any kind to do any actual thing whatsoever. Blowing off taxpayers is NEVER GOOD POLICY. The Coyote Watch Long Beach, lakewood and Bellflower group on Facebook has also been keeping track of coyote incidents in Cypress as they border each other. Their map is FAR batter done and FAR better maintained than that of ANY government agency I have seen. Long Beach promised to keep track, but seems to just drop it again within a few weeks of any incident and does not maintain it. There have been multiple incidents near that park. It ought to arouse a lot of concern as the Boy’s and Girl’;s Club of Cypress is right there in tha park. A little girl was attacked and bitten on the head by a coyote in a Placentia park just a few months ago. People rally need to take the coyotes more seriously. I’m shocked to see the city appear to back awy from trying to help its citizens. This will not end well. The predictable stps of coyote aggression escalation are shown by scientists on CA’s own Agriculture Department page. Left alone in urban and suburban areas, coyotes lose their fear of people and become more aggressive. Yes. It is that predictable , that scientists have drawn up a chart of it. It can be seen under Tabe 1 here- http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74135.html . Evereyone should watch this locally made video about the coyotes. They talk with actual scientists not CEO’s of fund-raising outfits masquerading as charites to drain people’s wallets with romantic emotional sob stories about the poor coyotes. https://youtu.be/NTI1GrEINh0.

    1. Author

      Patricia,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and for taking the time to comment.

      I cannot directly address all your concerns. However, the City of Cypress sent us updated information that in addition to urging residents to use Coyote CAcher, the City has also created a reporting hotline (714-229-3381) and email ([email protected]) to enable all residents to be able to easily report coyote activity to the City. Additionally, the City has created a page on our website (www.cypressca.org/coyote) that contains educational information and safety tips for residents.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

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