A woman’s outdoor security cam recently captured an entire pack of wild coyotes roaming the streets near the center of Charlotte.
The following video was captured in Sedgefield, which is about 1 1/2 miles south of Center City Charlotte. The video was originally shared by Donna Ragan, who works at Charlotte’s Second Harvest Food Bank;
Coyote sightings have continued to rise around our area.
Recently around the Charlotte region, we reported about a coyote attacking a 7-year-old girl, a pack of coyotes killing a man’s 2 dogs in the front yard of his Iredell County home, and a German Shepherd therapy dog being attacked by a pack of coyotes in Weddington.
Since coyotes are not a native animal, they can be hunted year-round, even at night using flashlights – they can also be legally trapped from Nov. 1 to Feb. 28.
Some residents are now equipping their yards with flashing light coyote deterrents, and ultrasonic pest repellers, both of which work on solar power and are motion sensitive.
Officials with the animal control recommend:
Keeping your yard free of any garbage or lingering food smells.
Keep dogs on leashes when walking them, as coyotes are much less likely to approach if a person is nearby.
Look around your backyard for the animals before you let the dogs out.
If you encounter a coyote, back away slowly while yelling and waving your arms. Don’t run.
Call 911 if you are being threatened by coyotes or other animals.
Have you seen any coyotes around your property?