We want to issue a few warnings because an animal that can do a lot of damage is on the loose in Northport subdivisions.

Homes with multiple children playing outside.

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We received this video earlier this afternoon and wanted to pass it along as a public service for everyone in Northport.

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Although coyotes have been known to attack humans, here are a few simple ways to avoid any problem.

 

DO NOT FEED THE COYOTE

 

The best way to avoid a problem is not to create one.

All animals love to eat whatever they can get their paws and teeth into, so do not ever feed a coyote.

It also works to lessen the fear that a coyote has of human beings.

We don’t want that.

DO NOT LET PETS RUN LOOSE 

 

Now that we know for sure a coyote is in our area, be careful with your pets. Always make sure they are on a leash.

Please do not leave them alone, even for a second.

Remember, electric fences do not always keep wild animals away from your pets.

 

DO NOT RUN FROM A COYOTE 

 

If you encounter a coyote, make a lot of noise banging on something or scream. Throw something in the direction of the coyote.

Do not play the victim because this will attract the coyote to your fear.

 

REPORT AGGRESSIVE COYOTES IMMEDIATELY

 

Most towns like Northport have a procedure or plan to deal with coyotes and other wild animals.

The sooner you report it, the better the chance of getting it away from humans.

If you see a coyote not bothering humans, don’t try to aggravate it, as this will only create conflict that could lead to a disaster.

 

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