The Narragansett Bay Coyote Study has been compiling and mapping Coyote Reports and Sightings. These sightings help identify potential trouble spots for human-coyote interactions. This map can be used to locate areas that might have food attractants for coyotes.
If your neighborhood is experiencing a lot of coyote traffic, you may want to ask yourself:
- Are they just crossing through to a farm or forest or are they hanging around?
- If they are hanging around, what is attracting them to the area?
- Are people feeding or leaving pets—or pet food—outside?
- Are people feeding feral cats (the cat food is a big attraction; the cats are too)?
- Is there compost with food items or unsecured garbage in the area?
- Can I help educate my neighbors about how to avoid attracting coyotes?