As the weather gets warmer and the coyote population grows, so does the number of coyote sightings in urban areas, including Albany.
Coyotes are increasingly finding a reliable source of food — in our backyards, parks and neighborhoods. For the most part, coyotes tend to avoid contact with humans. But as a wildlife expert recently told the New York Times, ““It may only take one person feeding coyotes to develop a really aggressive one.”
When warmer weather arrives, coyotes are busy setting up dens for soon-to-arrive pups, and constantly foraging for food when they arrive. This can increase both coyote sightings and a coyote’s natural territoriality.
Though it can be alarming to spot one near your home, by following a few basic tips, there’s no need to worry.