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Auburn residents get help from animal control after coyotes kill pets

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AUBURN, Ala. -

Residents of Grove Hill in Auburn are having coyote problems in their neighborhood.

Animal control employees are placing traps in the neighborhood after the 4th pet in the last few weeks was presumably killed by a coyote. Residents say they've seen multiple coyotes in recently -- 3 cats and 1 dog have died from, what people believe, to be coyote attacks.

Chuck Browne with the Lee County Co-Op says it's common for coyotes to live in these kinds of environments, and they've been known to attack smaller animals, including cats and small dogs.

"The coyotes are an opportunistic omnivore, and what that means is that they'll eat just about anything that they can get or capture and they don't have to capture it, the coyotes are very adapted to the urban areas now," says Browne.

Browne gives some tips on how to keep your pets safe from coyotes.

  • Avoid walking your pet at night or in the morning; that's when coyotes are out most.
  • When you let your cat or dog out, keep an eye on it or keep it inside a fence.
  • If you feed your pet outside, make sure there's no food
  • Coyotes tend to avoid humans, but if you do come in contact with one, don't run away, but back away from it and watch it until it leaves.
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