Nebraska Game and Parks reminds pet owners to be vigilant against coyotes
Owners of small pets are reminded to be vigilant to protect them from possible coyote encounters.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission suggests people should haze coyotes away whenever possible to keep them wild and afraid of humans. The following steps will help keep pets safe:
—Do not approach or feed a coyote or other wildlife.
—Do not leave pet food outside.
—Keep pets on a leash, and do not let them roam at night.
—Keep an eye on your pet and keep it close, even if just letting it out into the yard for a few minutes.
—In the rare instance that a coyote acts aggressively, get inside a building or vehicle, if possible.
—If a coyote attacks, lift pets or children and fight back with sticks, rocks, or any other object while you back away.