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Experts warn residents about coyotes in their neighborhood

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A coyote is seen roaming on a roadway in this undated image. (FOX5) A coyote is seen roaming on a roadway in this undated image. (FOX5)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -

A Henderson neighborhood is on high alert after multiple sightings of coyotes roaming near their homes.

Neighbors say coyote sightings are more common during this time of year. The temperature cools down and coyotes gather near homes and the nearby golf course in search of their next meal. Their biggest fear is losing their pets.

“We had a toy poodle a couple of years ago that got attacked by a coyote and ultimately died because of injuries," said Jeff Smith, a resident in the area.

Doug Nielsen from the Nevada Department of wildlife says coyotes typically come out during the day in fall months. He advises local residents to follow these tips.

“Number one is don’t feed them, and we really encourage people to maintain control of their pets,” Nielsen said.

Nielsen added to keep dogs on a leash and cats inside. Coyotes won’t typically attack humans, but another way to ward them off is to make them uncomfortable. Hosing them with water or yelling at them lets the coyotes know they are not welcome. 

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