Coyote mating season increases threats to pets and livestock

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Coyote mating season can increase threats to pets and livestock. Anza Valley Outlook/Joshua Wilking photo on Unsplash
The wily and intelligent coyote is perpetually on the hunt, and pet owners should be aware that increased interaction with coyotes may occur in the coming weeks. While coyote attacks are part of living in the country, sometimes predation on pets and livestock can escalate, especially during the wild canines’ mating season. Coyote breeding season begins in December and typically runs through February. During this time, coyotes may go after smaller dogs that they perceive as potential competitors or possibly as threats to their own offspring. Additionally, increased activity and the need to feed puppies also results in heightened hunting and targeting pets and livestock. Coyotes can and do live in any habitat, including suburbs and cities. These predators are common in the mountai
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