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Coyote Sighting.

Coyote sighting in Sherman Oaks Monday morning.

 A coyote was reported seen near the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Longridge Avenue at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning August 1.

The same person who spotted a coyote at this location last week, claims to have been the same one heading down the street early in the morning.

"He was headed for the hills," she said.

If you see coyotes in Sherman Oaks please let us know. Two cats were reportedly attacked and killed by Coyotes near the intersection of Tyrone Avenue and Collins Street, in the past two weeks.

The coyotes who attacked on Collins Street were believed to have come from the grassland of the Sepulveda Basin. However, coyotes seen near Ventura Boulevard are believed to have come down from the Sherman Oaks hills.

Rachel February 01, 2013 at 06:17 AM
Coyote on our back patio, 2x in a week he's come within 10 feet of our house. Looked well fed & was not scared off easily. My black lab was barking at it but it didn't seen to care. I live on Valley Vista & Van Nuys. This one is aggressive, be careful. It was 7:30 pm when we saw him pacing on our patio wall.
Grace February 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Are they a protected species? Can't there be a community watch where specific individuals have the rights to remove the animal? We need to have a town meeting and find a solution to this problem. Posting this information is great, but we need to take action now.
Grace February 27, 2013 at 10:33 AM
The ones that keep returning know that humans only make noise and do not attack. That's why they are more brazen every time they come. If they were tracked by wild life people, they would KNOW that the same ones return because they is nothing to fear there.
Ray March 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM
I've used a paintball gun with flouresent orange paint twice aiming for their hind quarters (I was going to buy tear gas balls but found out they are highly illegal), so far they haven't come back. I know that I'm only moving them towards somebody else, however, it is the only humane way to encourage them not to come back.
Fran Pecchio July 26, 2013 at 04:33 PM
I was walking my dog at 5:45 AM yesterday, July 25, 2013, when I saw a coyote come out of the alley on the north side of Moorpark between Mary Ellen and Ethel. I've never seen one while on foot, let alone while walking my dog. Thankfully, he never saw us and walked in the opposite direction. I was very scared. I have no idea what I would have done if he had confronted me and my 15 pound dog. The only thing I can think of is to grab my dog in my arms and run. If someone has a better idea, I'd love to hear it. I'm always out with the dog early in the morning and as the summer wanes, the mornings will only get darker.

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