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Coyote Awareness

Coyotes are wildlife indigenous to the Verdugo Mountains adjacent to Burbank. They are adaptable animals and learn to live comfortably alongside humans. As such sightings are common in neighboring residential areas. Read below for more information on coexisting with coyotes. 


It is illegal to trap and relocate wildlife. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife has jurisdiction over wildlife. Aggressive wildlife incident reports can be made directly with California Fish & Wildlife.
*California Fish & Wildlife will only respond if a human is attacked by a coyote. 
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GENERAL COYOTE BEHAVIOR

Coyotes are typically highly active at night, though they can be spotted during the day. They are naturally fearful of humans, but may become more comfortable if given easy access to human food, garbage, pet food and small domestic pets. Dens can be found in storm drains, under storage sheds, holes in vacant lots, parks, golf courses, or in dark and dry places. Coyotes eat small animals such as rodents, squirrels, gophers, opossums, raccoons, skunks and foxes. They have also been known to eat dead animals.

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WINTER

Breeding season starts in January and February with pups born in March or April. 
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SPRING

Coyotes are more active as they care for their young and search for food and water.
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SUMMER

Coyote behavior seems more brazen as young coyotes start to venture out.
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FALL

Activity may decrease during the fall. 

Report sightings, sign up for alerts and see a coyote encounters map. Select yes to be contacted by your local animal control agency. 

Hazing is a humane method utlilized to keep coyotes fearful of people. If you see a coyote remember to shout "GO AWAY COYOTE".
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES