Many people enjoy observing wildlife in its natural
environment. However, coyotes have been
seen in Seal Beach near the “Hill” area and the College Parks. They ‘commute’ using the flood controls and
drainage ditches throughout the City.
Residents should take precautions to avoid creating
- Feed pets indoors or promptly remove dishes when
pets complete their meals outdoors. Store bags of pet food indoors.
- Use trash barrels fitted with pipe clamping
devices on the lids to prevent spills.
- Remove fallen fruit – particularly avocados,
from yards and orchards. Fallen fruit
will attract other food ‘sources’ for coyotes.
- Clear brush and dense weeds around your
property. This deprives shelter to
rodents and reduces protective cover for coyotes.
- Keep small animals indoors as much as possible,
especially at night.
- Do not feed or provide water to coyotes or other
- Do not use plastic bags as garbage
containers. Coyotes will rummage through
them looking for food.
- Do not put trash cans out the night before the
scheduled pick up. Put them out in the
morning. Coyotes are intelligent and
learn to knock them over to access the contents.
Coyotes visit at nighttime and during the day. They display no fear in the presence of
people. Please be very cautious when
leaving animals and small children unattended outdoors. Coyotes can jump up to 14 feet and wrought
iron or chain link fence does not deter them.
For complaints or any questions regarding coyotes, please
call the Long Beach Bureau of Animal Control at (562) 570-7387 or
the Seal Beach Police Department at (562) 799-4100.