Coyote warning for pet owners in Goodrich - WNEM TV 5

Coyote warning for pet owners in Goodrich

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Public Post on Village of Goodrich Facebook Page Public Post on Village of Goodrich Facebook Page
GOODRICH, MI (WNEM) -

The Village of Goodrich posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that a coyote has been spotted around town.

The post said it was trying to go after a Labrador Retriever dog in the area of Green Road and Ridge Road.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has advice for people who aren't used to dealing with the wily predators.

Wildlife technician Hanna Schauer said it's important to remove access to food sources such as trash bins, bird feeders and pet foods. Fencing off gardens and fruit trees can help.

Yelling, clapping and chasing the animals can help them retain their natural fear of humans.

If those steps don't work, you can hire a specially permitted nuisance control company.

Where hunting or trapping are allowed, coyotes may be taken all year on private property by the owner or designee when they're doing damage or appear to be about to start.

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