Education is the best tool. If you spot a coyote or bobcat in the distance, don’t stand around looking or taking pictures. It just makes them less frightened of us humans. If a you encounter a coyote or bobcat up close, stand tall, clap your hands, yell and make as much noise as possible. Cow bells, hoses, Super Soaker water guns and whistles have been used to discourage coyotes or bobcats from approaching humans. Never feed wildlife!