SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Seal Beach has approved a plan to trap and relocate coyotes that have been preying on neighborhood pets.

The Orange County Register reports the City Council voted 4-0 Monday night to approve two two-week trapping sessions starting next week.

The council will review the results at its next meeting on Oct. 13.

Before the council meeting, residents held a memorial for pets killed by coyotes.

One resident brought a stick to the meeting to describe how she has regular stand-offs with a coyote at her home as she protects her dog.

Mayor Ellery Deaton says the city is also exploring long-term solutions such as possibly sterilizing habituated coyotes and creating neighborhood programs that could include yard audits to make them more “coyote-proof.”

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Information from: The Orange County Register, www.ocregister.com