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  1. Trapping and killing exacerbates all problems

    Everyone can “win” by following an education approach which is more effective than a trapping approach, that trapping is only a temporary solution which in fact exacerbates all problems: “wise” coyote who have been learning how to coexist are killed, more coyotes move in to the vacated niches, more females produce more offspring when their populations have been culled in order bring that population back up again. It becomes a never ending vicious cycle all caused by trapping and killing.

  2. About sighting three coyotes:

    Coyotes do not form packs. They form family units (all related individuals). Packs usually imply that there are individuals that are unrelated to the breeding pair and offspring. Although coyotes spend a lot of time as solitary foragers, it’s not unusual for them to move about as a family unit. What you are seeing is either the mated pair (Alpha pair) with an older offspring, or it could be an Alpha female or male with two juveniles. This is absolutely normal coyote social behavior. Hope this addresses your concerns.

  3. Regarding fences:

    A 6 foot tall fence is usually a deterrent.  However, coyotes are intelligent.  When motivated, they can dig under a fence or easily jump over a 5 foot tall fence.  If you want a fence to be “coyote proof”, it would include strong wire fencing underground at least 8” in an “L” shape to keep a coyote from digging under the fence. The fence would also be at least 6 feet tall with either an angle out at 45 degrees on the top or a coyote roller placed on top.  The coyote roller can be purchased at http://www.CoyoteRoller.com or made from PVC pipe over a wire strung tightly along the top of the fence. 
    Even within a fenced area, hawks or owls could swoop down and take a small pet.  The best answer, especially for cats and small dogs, is to keep them inside unless someone is with them.

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