Residents share video of pack of coyotes in south Las Vegas Valley

Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 1:17 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Residents in the south Las Vegas Valley shared video with FOX5 that showed a pack of coyotes.

Ashley Sanchez with the Nevada Department of Wildlife says the best advice is to find the root of why the coyotes are visiting your neighborhood.

Coyotes can often find their way into neighborhoods if you have food sources such as rodents, pet food, trash or fallen fruit around. Sanchez says NDOW is aware of the coyotes and says capturing them is not going to happen for a few reasons.

“Relocating coyotes is not an option for one there’s nowhere to relocate to in the dry desert there’s nowhere for them we also wouldn’t send them to another neighborhood to be someone else’s problem coyotes have an amazing memory they’ll travel right back even if we move them wherever there’s one coyote there will be another if we trap them,” said Sanchez.

She adds it’s extremely rare for a coyote to be aggressive toward you.

A few tips are to make loud noises if you see them, raise your hands in the air to look bigger, and never run away from coyotes.

You want to scare them off.

Viewer Ninfa Daisy provided video that showed the animals walking through an intersection near Pebble and Maryland Parkway at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife has shared tips in the past for residents who live near coyotes. If you see a coyote in your neighborhood, you can report it at 702-486-5127 or 702-668-3551.

If you see a coyote very rare and it was active aggressively here is the emergency line 775-688-1331 or call 911.

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