Orphans Found at a Hotel
“Coyote numbers are on the rise across the country and here in southwest Florida,” explained Naples Zoo Director of Conservation Tim L. Tetzlaff. “These four coyotes help us teach guests how they can best live with local predators,”
“The good news,” says Tetzlaff, “is that many of the same strategies for living safely around the bears and panthers in Florida apply to coyotes as well.” One example is using bear-proof trashcans like the one seen at the Zoo’s Black bear habitat. Other practices include keeping the areas under bird feeders and fruit trees clean. These food items attract the predators themselves or smaller animals that the predators hunt.
Not allowing your pets to roam also protects them from these predators. (This last one is also the law. It is illegal in Collier County to allow either your pet dog or cat to roam freely.)