The Association was sent a video by a resident showing a coyote sighting on their property and provided an additional video of a possible “mountain lion, bobcat or coyote” sighting on the back slope that borders View Ridge/Carriage Hill and the sports park on Holland. The Department of Fish and Wildlife have been sent the video by Management and will be investigating. Per the Department of Fish and Wildlife, residents are advised to contact them immediately at 909-484-0167, if you see a mountain lion.

Additionally, the Department of Fish and Wildlife suggest that while there are coyote sightings in the area to keep all pets indoors and monitor children while they are outside.

Management was referred to the Departments website for coyote tips and suggest homeowners go online to review at www.wildlife.ca.gov

On the website there is an article regarding tips to keep coyotes out of your neighborhood, please see that article below:

Keep Me Wild: Coyote

Help Keep Coyotes out of your Neighborhood!

Coyotes are smart adaptable canines that have learned to live comfortably alongside people in residential neighborhoods. Wildlife experts agree that people have played a part in this phenomenon by being careless with food and garbage.

Coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem, helping to keep rodent populations under control. They are by nature fearful of humans.

However, if coyotes are given access to human food and garbage, their behavior changes. They lose caution and fear. They may begin to harass domestic livestock and pets. They might threaten human safety. They might be killed.

Relocating a problem coyote is not an option because it only moves the problem to another neighborhood.

Help prevent human-coyote conflicts.
“Coyote country” precautions:

  • Never feed or attempt to tame coyotes. The result may be deadly conflicts with pets or livestock, or serious injuries to small children.
  • Do not leave small children or pets outside unattended.
  • Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
  • Trim ground-level shrubbery to reduce hiding places.
  • Be aware that coyotes are more active in the spring, when feeding and protecting their young.
  • If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks in the animal’s direction.
  • If you sight a coyote use an air horn, pots and pans or other items to make loud noises to scare them from the area. If driving, honk your horn. Commonly referred to as hazing, loud noises like this will minimize one on one contact and encourage coyote to move out of area. (per discussion with the Department of Fish and Wildlife)
  • If a coyote attacks a person, immediately contact the nearest Department of Fish and Wildlife or law enforcement office.

Stash Your Food and Trash: allowing coyote’s access to human food and garbage is reckless and deadly.

Coyotes primarily hunt rodents and rabbits for food but will take advantage of whatever is available including garbage, pet food, and domestic animals.

  • Put garbage in tightly closed containers that cannot be tipped over.
  • Remove sources of water, especially in dry climates.
  • Bring pets in at night, and do not leave pet food outside.
  • Avoid using bird feeders as they attract rodents and other coyote prey.
  • Provide secure enclosures for rabbits, poultry and other livestock.
  • Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles.
  • Ask your neighbors to follow these tips.

Please respect and protect wild animals.
Keep them wild.

From the Department of Fish and Game website
https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Coyote.

Thank you for your attention to these important warnings, and make sure to share this information with neighbors to help keep our community safer.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Donna at ddepledge@keystonepacific.com.