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Coyotes In Westchester – A Community Meeting

Concerned Neighbors have a arranged an information session with LA Animal Services Officer Hoang Dinh on Sunday, July 24th at 5 pm. The meeting will be held near Nielson Park where Earhart Avenue meets Will Rogers Avenue.

Concerns are extra high right now with an apparent uptick recently in sightings and domestic animal attacks.

Some advice from Officer Dinh that came out of a pre-meeting includes:

  • Remembering that coyotes are not  a protected species and residents are allowed to use any means needed to defend property and pets
  • Using a tin can filled with pennies to shake for noise and/or to throw at the animal
  • Throwing a large stick or blasting your garden hose
  • Opening and closing an umbrella at the animal, especially a polka dot umbrella
  • Not leaving pet food outdoors because this attracts rodents which attract coyotes
  • Covering compost sites
  • Keeping small pets indoors
  • Trimming hiding areas

For more suggestions on dealing with coyotes, head over to the LA Animal Services Website.

source: NextDoor

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Tracy Thrower Conyers is a long-time resident of Westchester 90045. Tracy closely follows local politics, political players and social chatter relevant to Westchester. As a mom with a school-aged child, Tracy is keenly aware of the importance of the educational choices we make for our kids, and spends a lot of time following local schools. She's active in California's charter school movement, and pays extra attention to special needs education choices and resources. Tracy is also a founding principal in Silicon Beach Properties. Tracy is a recognized expert on Silicon Beach and its impact on residential and residential income real estate, and has been featured by respected media outlets including the LA Times, KPCC and KCET. Tracy's primary focus and expertise includes buying and selling homes and residential income properties in Venice, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey and Westchester. Find more on Tracy and Silicon Beach Properties on sb.p's website. Connect other places online with Tracy: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest.

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