As I mentioned in my earlier post, last night several very concerned residents stepped up and addressed the growing coyote threat in Costa Mesa. This is no insignificant issue, but the solution so far has not materialized.
TIPS FROM THE CMPD
I thought I'd provide you with a link to the CMPD site that includes do's and don't's about coyotes plus a 3:43 minute video clip that instructs us on this problem. You can view it HERE.
A SWEET TOOTH
We've been told in recent months that coyotes have developed a "sweet tooth". It seems that their normal fare tastes kind of bland when compared to our domestic pets, which are usually fed commercial food with significant amounts of sweeteners in it. As a result, our pets taste sweeter, too. So, the coyotes have learned where the sweets are kept - in our neighborhoods and yards. Do your part - keep your pets and small children safe.
KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE
I'm following up with the CMPD to see if there is anything new on the "coyote control" horizon. Until we know more, please do your part by removing enticements - food and water, for example - and keep your small pets inside at night.