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