Coyote sightings in Florida’s urban areas increase

Game officials are working on a statewide effort to better track how often Floridians encounter coyotes that have made themselves at home from the Keys to the Georgia line since migrating into the Panhandle 40 years ago.

One main goal of the year-long work group set up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is to educate people on how to live with coyotes that are now as permanent a Florida fixture as alligators and mosquitoes.

Won’t be long until one tangles with a rabid raccoon.

2 thoughts on “Coyote sightings in Florida’s urban areas increase

  1. Sheri Minnick

    I had a coyote in my backyard last week. I live in the Warm Minerl Springs area of North Port Florida. I’ll get a picture if it shows up again. Sheri

    1. Bill

      Friends of mine who live about 10 miles west of West Palm have heard them, but not seen them yet to my knowledge.

      Coyote to neighbors: Keep Those Kitties And Poodles Comin’, Y’hear?! Another good reason to have only indoor pets.


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