In the news lately have been reports of coyotes hanging out in neighborhoods around the Snoqualmie area. In fact, there has been a strong increase in calls to police about coyote sightings. This is not unheard of in this area, but these animals are wild and can be unpredictable. We want to equip you and your family to stay safe should a wild animal get close to your home.
If you live in a neighborhood that has an especially high rabbit population, this could lead to increased coyote activity for a time.
To keep bears & coyotes from being drawn to your neighborhood, a big change you can make is to closely manage your garbage. Don't let it build up and become a potential food source for wild animals. Keep garbage secured in a garage, shed or fenced area on non-collection days.
Be sure to clean cans regularly to reduce odors. Keep your compost pile enclosed and make sure your BBQ grill is clean and free of drippings. Also, feed your domestic pets indoors and prevent bird food from building up on and underneath feeders.
For more information, visit the Snoqualmie Valley Record website.