A word from the Chief
February 8, 2019
We have received a few reports of coyote sightings in the Scrimshaw area of Landfall. Coyotes typically mate for life and breeding occurs from January through early March. Coyotes are typically elusive animals that avoid direct contact with humans and are most active after dusk and before daylight. They are usually only seen at a distance and may be heard more often than seen. Howls can be heard up to just under two miles away.
Please be aware that there are ways to lessen the sightings of these coyotes in Landfall. For starters, coyotes are attracted to unsecured food, garbage, and discarded foods. Please ensure that you and your family members are aware of your surroundings and if you are outside please ensure that your pets are on a leash. Harassment of coyotes will make them feel unwelcome. This can be achieved by blowing a whistle, using a noise-making device, shine a flashlight or throw a tennis ball or golf ball at them.
We enlisted licensed trappers to remove several coyotes last winter during the trapping season which occurred between Dec 1st and February 28th. We are continuing this practice again this year during the trapping season. Please be mindful that only licensed wildlife trappers can remove wildlife from Landfall. Please let our Chief of Operations, Steve Hughes, know if you see any so he can keep track of their locations.
Remember, our conservation land provides a natural habitat for many wild animals, coyotes included. Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings to keep yourself and your pets safe. Please click here to view the wildlife page of our website: www.landfall.org/wildlife.