COYOTES IN LAKELAND?????
OH!! YES THEY ARE HERE. We are definitely experiencing this wildlife animal in our city limits and suburbs. We have clients that spot them in their own back yard right here within city limits. Many clients have outdoor cats that have just "disappeared". There have been multiple sightings in more wooded areas and pastures. We need to be aware of this problem, in fact, the city has already held an awareness meeting. Florida Fish and Wildlife has provided us with brochures on coyotes "coming to town" and we have provided you with the link to that below if you haven't received this article from our clinic as supplies were limited.
Living with Urban Coyotes
We agree with these warnings and HIGHLY recommend all pets, not just cats, are at risk and should remain indoors from early evening to mid-morning hours. NO food should be fed or left outdoors to attract these creatures. BE CAREFUL and BE SAFE.