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: Family Members And Loved Ones Gather To Remember 10-Year-Old Anthony Avalos Who Would Have Been 13 This Week
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: 2 People Were Critically Injured After A Balcony Collapse In Malibu Saturday; 4 Other People Were Also Transported To The Hospital
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.Pursuit Standoff In Covina Continues As Officers Inch Closer To The Pickup Truck
Currently there are no official plans to trap, relocate or kill the animals, officials said.