Here in the desert, coyotes are a pretty common sight and you may be seeing more of them right now as coyote mating season is underway.
If you encounter a coyote, Arizona Game and Fish recommends:
- Never approach it.
- Always walk your pets on a leash.
- Never run away from a coyote. Stand your ground, be loud and make yourself bigger and they'll likely run away.
- If out jogging, fill up an empty soda can with coins or pebbles. Rattle this to scare them off. Air horns also work well, although neighbors may not like it.