There have bee numerous reports of Coyotes spotted in Anthem and, at least 2 dogs have been mauled.
Authorities will tell you that it’s not all bad.
They will tell you Coyotes keep rodents away.
They will also say that the environment of Anthem which includes water, golf courses and landscaping simply attracts the Coyotes.
Apparently because of the drought, the Coyotes spotted in Anthem are simply looking for food and that is why they are becoming quite brazen and venturing into neighborhoods.
Try to tell that to pet owners who have had their pets mauled by the Coyotes.
Marilyn Tannen was on the news holding her 2 precious Yorkies who nearly died after being attacked by a Coyote, while in their own backyard.
The two dogs recently returned from the animal hospital where they suffered very serious injuries including during the Coyote attack including broken ribs and staples.
They are still on the mend and have visible staples from the attack.
Other have spoken out and said that there have been numerous Coyotes spotted in Anthem.
The agile animals have reportedly jumped over 9 foot falls in their quest to attack household pets.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife recommends keeping your pets on a leash.
Although Coyotes can attack at anytime, it is more common at night.
Pets should not be left unsupervised out in the yard and, if you want to be extra prudent, don’t let them out at night.
According to 8 News Now, the Nevada Department of Wildlife received in excess of 50 calls regarding people that have spotted Coyotes but that unless it poses a safety threat, there is little they can do.
There are things that you can do, though. Keep your children and pets indoors as much as possible, letting them go out during the day and keeping them in at night.
Also, do not leave any food sources or water outdoors. You want to make your home unattractive to Coyotes.
If you have any outdoor bird feeders, bring those in, as well, at night.
Make sure your trash is secured with a tight-fitting lid. You can attach a bungee cord so that the Coyotes can’t access it.
The last suggestion is to have motion activated lights and sprinkler system around your house and in the backyard. The sudden burst of light might scare them off, as will a shot of water, at least temporarily.
I know people who moved to Anthem years ago and told me they would hear Coyotes howling nightly.
The scary fact is that there will be more Coyotes spotted in Anthem.