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Coyotes live statewide in Colorado and in many areas are quite common.
The coyote is the size and shape of a small shepherd dog and weighs 30 to 40 pounds.
Coyotes may live up to 20 years, but 10 years is an average.
Coyotes are active day or night, but mostly at dawn and dusk.
Coyotes eat plants and meat and just about anything organic.
Tips for coexisting with coyotes:
Hazing is the best method to discourage coyotes from coming into your yard. However, DO NOT haze a coyote with pups nearby.
Do what you can to discourage a coyote’s approach. If a coyote approaches, yell, throw rocks or sticks at it, spray with a hose or bang pots and pans.
Never feed coyotes.
Never allow your pets to play with a coyote.
Always supervise your pet when outside, especially at dawn and dusk.
Eliminate attractants from your yard, including pet food, water sources and bird feeders.
Work with your neighbors to discourage coyotes in your entire community.
If a Coyote Approaches You:
Do not run or turn your back.
Be as big and loud as possible.
Wave your arms and throw objects.
Face the coyote and back away slowly.
Never move towards it or corner it where it can’t run away.
If attacked, fight back.
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