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Date:
May 13, 2020
Media Contact:
Officer Scott Lowry, Animal Control Field Supervisor, 402-441-7900 or 402-441-6256

Animal Control Now Conducting Coyote Patrols

Coyote sightings in Lincoln are typical each spring

Animal Control officials today announced that the department is now patrolling Lincoln to search for coyotes and monitor their behavior. Patrols will start initially in Holmes Lake Park and the 76th Street and Pioneers Boulevard areas due to recent sightings and coyotes' presence in those areas in past years.

"Coyote sightings increase each spring because this is the time of the year they hunt for food for their newborn pups," said Steve Beal, Animal Control Manager. "Seeing coyotes in your neighborhood, parks or on trails is not cause for alarm. But you must take precautions to keep pets and residential areas safe."

Residents are urged to follow these tips to avoid conflicts with coyotes:

For more information on coyotes, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: animal control) or call 402-441-7900.


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