Are Coyotes Dangerous? 

Coyotes are wild animals. As with any wild animal, there is a potential for danger. However, direct attacks of coyotes against people are considered to be rare.

When possible, these creatures should be avoided. If you come into close proximity to a coyote, use extreme caution. The most significant danger is to children and pets.

By simply learning about the creatures and utilizing the prevention strategies outlined in this guide, you, your family, and your pets should be safe. 

What Do I Do if I See a Coyote? 

If you see a coyote, you should keep your eyes on it. You should never panic. It is important that you move into an area that is well-lit and is populated. You should never turn away from the creature or attempt to run away.

Never feed the animals. This may result in coyotes losing their natural fear of people. Do not allow your pet to run loose near coyotes as the coyotes may view the pet as prey.

If you see a coyote during the day, it will likely be a bit more dangerous than those observed at night. Do not allow children to run near the creature. 

What Do I Do if A Coyote Becomes Aggressive? 

If a coyote approaches you in an aggressive manner, you should never run or lose eye contact. You should try to scare it away. You may shout, wave your arms and hands around, and even throw items at the creature.

If the coyote sees you as a challenge, it will likely back off. According to information derived from the Human Society, only two people have been killed within the United States or Canada as a result of an aggressive coyote. Keep in mind, though, that several attacks resulting in injuries has been documented. 

What Diseases Do Coyotes Carry? 

Coyotes are known to have the capability of carrying several different diseases. These include heartworms, distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, different types of mange, tularemia, and rabies.

In addition to this, there are many parasites found on coyotes. These include ticks, various mites, fleas, flukes, and worms. Coyotes that have rabies will be highly aggressive.

If you or your pet is bitten by any coyote – aggressive or not – the local health department should be contacted in the area where you reside. Medical care should be sought. 

Contact Us 

We here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors handle a wide assortment of wildlife – specifically, nuisance wildlife. If you have a nuisance coyote on or around your property, you may contact us immediately for assistance. We are trained experts in the fields of remediation, trapping, and extraction.

You should never attempt to capture any type of wildlife on your own. This process involves skill, the proper tools, and carries a very high risk. If you have a coyote problem, we have a solution.

If you experience an injury as a result of a coyote, seek medical assistance immediately. If it is just a case of a nuisance creature, give us a call at: 855-465-1088

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