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Locals Warned of Coyotes After 2 Reported Pet Attacks in Los Gatos Area

Coyote. (File photo/Wikimedia.)
Coyote. (File photo/Wikimedia.)
Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for coyotes after reports of the wild dogs attacking small animals in Los Gatos' Almond Grove District.

Residents have told police that the coyotes have been seen in the area of Nicholsol and Tait avenues in addition to Hollywood Avenue near Worcester Park.

As of Monday there have been two reports of coyotes attacking small pets, police said. Residents are being advised to keep small cats and dogs indoors at night and outside food, according to police.

While coyote sightings are not unusual for this time of year anyone who sees the wild dog should not approach it, police said.

Anyone sightings can be reported to the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department at (408) 354-8600.

More information on living with wildlife can be found through the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley at www.wcsv.org.

Previous area wildlife story: May 6 coverage of mountain lion roaming streets of Mountain View: Mountain View Mountain Lion Sedated & Safe!

--Bay City News

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