ANAHEIM (CBS) — Coyotes roaming around the city of Anaheim have neighbors worried about run-ins between the wild animals and service dogs for the blind.
KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports at least three coyotes have been seen in vacant lots and backyards near the Braille Institute of Orange County, prompting animal control officials to issue an alert.READ MORE: Brush Fires Burning Near 210 Freeway In Pasadena
Local resident Randy, who drives the area along Dale Ave. early in the morning, has seen them as well.
“They were trying to get back to where they were living here in the neighborhood in this large nursery under the high-tension wires,” he said.READ MORE: Fauci: Fully Vaccinated Adults Can Safely Gather With Kids For The Holidays
Neighbors are worried the animals are growing bolder in their attacks and may pose a risk to pets or small children.
Officials advised residents to avoid leaving out trash or pet food, to keep their pets inside their homes, and to avoid contact with the coyotes.4 Horses Die At Southland Race Tracks In 4 Days
Currently there are no official plans to trap, relocate or kill the animals, officials said.