EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV DNR Official Says Coyotes Are Here To Stay
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Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 21, 2013 12:48 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 21, 2013 1:49 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A state wildlife official said little can be done to control coyotes that have taken up residence in urban areas.
Division of Natural Resources wildlife chief Curtis Taylor said the critters are here to stay, so residents will have to learn to live with them.
Taylor told the Charleston Daily Mail that coyotes thrive in urban areas. They increase their reproductive rate if a lot are killed.
He said the best thing residents can do is avoid the animals. Pets should be kept inside from dusk to dawn, when coyotes are most active.
Debbie Cobb of Charleston cares for a colony of feral cats in her neighborhood. She said two have been killed in recent weeks, and she suspects coyotes are the culprits.
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