The Town of Erie would like to remind residents of tips and information from Colorado Parks and Wildlife with regard to coyotes living on the Front Range.Humans take an active role in keeping coyotes in their community wild by removing attractants, taking responsibility for pet safety, hazing coyotes off of private property, working with neighbors, and homeowners associations and learning about coyote ecology and behavior.Residential areas provide habitat for coyotes. Plentiful food sources exist, such as mice, rabbits and voles. These small animals feed on birdseed, berries and garbage, which are commonly found and easily accessible. Shelter and water can be found in landscaped parks and yards. Space is plentiful throughout parks, trails, and natural areas. As coyotes adapt to the presence of humans, they lose their natural fear of us.
Please visit the Coyote FAQ page on the Town's website for more detailed information.