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According to Coyote Cacher, a pet cat was killed by a “large”coyote in the area of Holder Street and Orange Avenue, south of Cypress College, on Wednesday, August 14.

In February 2019, another coyote encounter resulted in the death of a cat in the area of Lawrence Street and Juanita Street, west of the most recent incident.

Further away, a third coyote encounter also resulted in the death of a pet cat, this in the area of West Ravenswood Drive in May 2019.

The last encounter we reported occurred in June near Cedar Glen Park.

Coyote Cacher reported that this most recent attack was announced on social media. That’s okay, but does not help the City of Cypress 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 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.

3 Comments

  1. Urban coyotes are becoming increasingly aggressive and dangerous, there are daily national news reports of dog and cat kills and humans being attacked. An elderly woman in NC was attacked and killed this month by a pack of coyotes, a homeless man sleeping in a tent was attacked, and an entire family was savaged by a pack this spring. Coyotes have no business in urban areas. Co-existence does not work and these carnivores must be removed. The USDA will send in federal trappers to remove coyotes and keep them removed, as they have been doing in the agricultural areas for decades. We should not be prisoners on our own homes and spending thousands on fencing which does not work, meanwhile, the local wildlife and town officials sit on their hands doing nothing while out pets are killed. They MUST do their jobs and protect public safety! Officials often use delaying tactics, such as sending residents on wild goose chases counting coyotes, or building fences, trimming vegetations, hazing, picking up food items, sponsoring bleeding heart coyote hugging lectures, but these are just a tactic by city officials to avoid dealing with this dangerous situation. A city official that puts coyote welfare ahead of human welfare needs to be removed from office immediately as he is a danger to pets, children and adults. We are paying their salaries and they are supposed to protect us, not kill our pets.

  2. Coyote Cacher only holds data for the last thirty days. The city could do better tracking attacks, IF IT WANTED TO. Also, there are times when the Coyote Czc her flat out does not work. The city should be doing a better job to protect its citizens, and the kids and pets. Judging by the level of coyote aggressions on the Baker-Timm chart, another attack on a child could happen any time.

    1. Author

      Ole Possum,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and taking the time to comment on the latest coyote encounter.

      Why do you think that Coyote Cacher saves data only for the last 30 days? The map that I looked at shows data for all of 2019.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

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