What You Can Do If You Encounter A Coyote In Colorado

February 26, 2016
Photo: Coyote 1(Courtesy Mary Ann Bonnell)
A coyote stands alert in Jefferson County. 

People and their pets tend to run into coyotes more frequently in the winter, when the animals start to breed. A few simple actions can help improve your safety during an encounter, according to Mary Ann Bonnell. She is a partner with the new Denver Coyote Project and the visitor services supervisor for Jefferson County Open Space.

She spoke to Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel. 

Here are her suggestions: 

  • Keep cats indoors
  • Keep dogs on leashes
  • Don't ever feed coyotes
  • Learn how to haze 
  • Stay prepared