While South Snohomish County has become built up in the last few decades, we still have wildlife living among us. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife provides information about a variety of wildlife to educate the public. For more information about coyotes you can go to:
Sometimes a wild animal may be considered to be a nuisance. Here is some information about how the Fish and Wildlife Department handles these animals:
The Fish and Wildlife Department recommends taking the following actions to discourage coyotes in your neighborhood:
- Keep a close watch on your younger children, especially when there have been sightings of coyotes in your area.
- Never feed coyotes.
- Secure your garbage can so that coyotes, and other animals, do not have access to it.
- Feed your pet dogs and cats indoors.
- Don’t feed feral cats.
- Keep your pet dogs and cats indoors, especially from dusk to dawn.