When the warmer weather rolls around, so does the ever-present coyote. While discovering one in your backyard or a nearby park can be alarming, it doesn’t need to be. The DEC has put together a great list of tips to help you better understand coyote behavior and avoid any potential conflicts this spring and summer.
Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo
During the warmer months, coyotes set up dens for their soon-to-arrive pups and can be more territorial than normal around this time, despite their natural fear of humans. With coyotes increasingly venturing into residential areas, however, it is extremely important that this natural fear stays intact!