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Coyotes Getting Comfortable in North Texas

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Flower Mound- Coyote sightings are becoming more frequent in North Texas. Trae Malone from Flower Mound Animal Services hears about them a lot.

“I say we get 4-5 calls a week, they are mainly only related to coyote sightings,” Malone said.

Mostly sightings and rarely interactions with the animals in Denton County, that’s a relief for many.

Yet, Malone said if you come in contact with a coyote, you still need to be careful. The animals have been known to carry dangerous diseases.

“Because these coyotes are becoming urban to us, it’s not uncommon to see them during the day time,” Malone explained. “That doesn’t mean they are going to be rabid.”

Rabid or not, these critters aren’t the dog next door, and if you come across one, Malone suggests when your instincts tell you to run, instead, stand your ground.

Coyotes get scared easily and if you make loud noises, and make yourself look as big as possible, most of the time they will back down.

 

 

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