Notices alerting residents of Clarence about coyotes in their neighborhood were hand-delivered to properties on Stonebriar Drive Friday, three days after a coyote attacked a small dog while its owner was nearby outside.
"As you are aware from the most recent unfortunate incident in your neighborhood, there are coyotes in your neighborhood," the notice from Town Supervisor Patrick Casilio said. "We have had reportings in other areas of Clarence too and want to make you aware of some things that we can do as residents to protect our own surroundings."
Information about coyotes from the state environmental conservation department was included:
- Don't feed coyotes.
- Don't leave food for pets outside.
- Make garbage inaccessible to wildlife.
- Don't allow cats to roam free.
- If you see a coyote, stand tall and hold your arms out. Make noises, wave your arms and throw things at it.
- Fence your yard.
- Remove brush and tall grass.
For more information, contact the local DEC office at 851-7050. Clarence residents can call Casilio's office at 741-8930 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.