Why don’t coyotes and bobcats stay away from populated areas?

When urban wildlife such as bobcats or coyotes have been found roaming in neighborhoods, bird feeders are frequently to blame. Rodents such as rabbits, rats and squirrels are attracted to fallen food, creating a convenient hunting ground for bobcats and coyotes. Pet food, trash and other food waste left outdoors create a similar problem. Coyote sightings are more common during their mating season, which begins in February.

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1. Can Allen Animal Services trap, move or kill the wildlife roaming my neighborhood?
2. Why don’t coyotes and bobcats stay away from populated areas?
3. Will coyotes or bobcats eat my pet
4. Will coyotes or bobcats hurt my children?
5. What should I do if I see one?
6. I hear coyotes howling every night – and it sounds like there are dozens of them! Isn’t it dangerous to have a pack of coyotes so close to humans?