Monday, August 29, 2011

Household cat killed by coyote in New Orleans

Although many people think they could never run into a coyote in a populated area, a number of wild animals are being forced into neighborhoods due to their habitats being destroyed. As a result, more humans and their pets are being confronted with coyotes, which can be dangerous without adequate protection on hand.

In New Orleans, the number of coyote sightings have sharply decreased as of late, according to The Times-Picayune. However, one incident recently occurred in the Harahan area involving a coyote and a household cat. Unfortunately, the feline was killed when it came across an aggressive coyote.

Although these instances are not as common in Harahan these days, animal experts are still attempting to raise awareness of the presence of coyotes. These animals, which are primarily active at night, are prone to attacking household pets that might venture outdoors during these hours. Experts recommend keeping all pets inside when the sun sets.

Individuals who want to increase their pet safety might want to buy pepper spray. When used properly, it can temporarily blind a wild animal and give a victim the chance to run for safety.

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