Living with Coyotes
- Q: If human society says they can not help, who can I call next?
A: If the coyote (any wildlife) is deceased or immobile, make sure to let Humane Society know so they can pick it up.
- If the coyote is injured but still mobile, first thing is to report it. [add link]. The reporting link has different levels of encounter, base on the reported data, the agency will assess and take appropriate actions. It is important not to engage the animal.
- If the coyote is in good health, report the sighting www.geodata.ucanr.edu/coyoteCacher.com
Q: Why can’t the City trap coyotes?
A: State law mandates cohabitation with wildlife so trapping is prohibited.
Q: Can I trap the coyote on my own?
A: It is not recommended for safety reasons. However, property owner have rights to take any action as deem appropriate within their own property.
Q: I see a coyote den on a vacant lot or building next to my house, what do I do?
A: Report the sighting – state law mandates cohabitation with wildlife. Refer to the “How can I lessen the likelihood of a coyote encounter” section of this website on protecting your property and pets.
Q: How do the State agencies like the State of California Fish and Wildlife involve in urban coyotes?
A: They assist in sever and extraordinary case. Here is a link to their website for more information.
Q: Who do I call if I am attacked by coyotes?
A: Find a safe location and call 911 immediately.
Q: I see a lot of coyote traffic in the flood channel, is that within the city’s jurisdiction?
A: No. The flood channel is the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County Flood Control. Here is their website. But remember, state law mandates that we co-existing. So it’s important to report the sighting to help the agencies with the data.
Recommended Wildlife Incident Reporting Protocol
Non-emergency reports (coyotes) including general sightings: Coyote Encounter Report at www.SanGabrielCity.com/coyotes.
Non-emergency reports (coyotes) including general coyote sightings: Coyote Cacher (UC Cooperative Extension) at https://ucanr.edu/sites/CoyoteCacher
Injured, orphaned, sick wildlife: Local wildlife rehabilitator (must transport wildlife to them), Humane Society, or CDFW Regional Office.
Human-wildlife conflicts (all species), incidents or encounters including injured, orphaned, general nuisance, and potential public safety concerns: CDFW online statewide Wildlife Incident Reporting (WIR) System at http://apps.wildlife.ca.gov/wir