Coyote sighting in Cape Coral raises a few eye brows

CAPE CORAL, FL – You wouldn’t think it, but seeing a coyote in Cape Coral isn’t as far-fetched as you might think.  A coyote has been spoted and police here wanted residents to know that while there’s no serious risk, precautions should be taken.

“The sight of a coyote in a neighborhood can cause anxiety and concern. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, coyotes are not large animals and rarely pose a threat to people, especially adults,” the Cape Coral Police Department said. “They can be curious but are also timid and generally run away if challenged. Coyotes that are injured or protecting pups can become aggressive.”

Coyotes can and do prey on domestic cats and small dogs. Most coyote attacks on pets occur either at night or in the early evening or morning hours (dusk and dawn). To protect your pets, do not allow them to roam freely. Please keep your pets on a leash when outside of your home.