Coyote Sighting on Asbury Ave -
Are NJ Coyotes dangerous? Despite the increase and expansion of coyotes throughout New Jersey, reports of coyote-related damage have remained relatively low because coyotes are naturally wary of people, and they rarely act aggressively or cause property damage
What to do if you see a coyote? If you see a coyote during the daytime, you should exhibit caution, as that coyote may have become habituated to humans (and may be more likely to attack). If you are approached by a coyote, you should yell, wave your arms, and/or throw something at the coyote (do not run away).
What attracts coyotes to yard? Coyotes generally avoid humans, even when their home range encompasses largely urban or suburban habitat. However, the presence of a free buffet in the form of pet food or garbage can lure coyotes into suburban yards and create the impression that backyards are bountiful feeding areas.
Do coyotes eat dog feces? Your dog's feces can attract coyotes to your property, so keeping your yard or fields clear of poop can help lower the risk of attracting one. They will also eat fallen fruit, so picking up any windfalls is a good idea.
What smells do coyotes not like?
Ammonia-soaked rags or apply to an area with a squirt bottle. Must be re-applied over time/after rain. ➢
Motion lighting, strobe lighting, and blinking holiday lights.
Other odor deterrents (such as cayenne pepper or vinegar in water guns or balloons, etc).
How do you scare away coyotes?These include:
- Homemade noisemakers [PDF]
- Whistle or small air horn (you can purchase small air horn “necklaces”)
- Squirt guns.
- Pepper spray.
- Sticks or other objects to throw towards (but not at) the coyote.
Are coyotes aggressive? Coyotes may be dangerous if they're behaving unusually or show no fear of people. If they become too comfortable in a neighborhood, they may begin to stalk pets or even challenge people. When that happens, they may behave like aggressive dogs, barking, snarling, or lunging at you.
Can you shoot a coyote if it attacks my dog? If it is harming pets, damaging property or lurking uncomfortably close to people, state law allows people to kill the coyote themselves
If you observe coyotes in the daytime that show no fear of humans or if a coyote attacks a person, immediately contact your local police and the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 908-735-8793; outside of normal business hours call the DEP Hotline at 877-WARN-DEP.
Farmers may trap fox destroying poultry, crops or property at any time, subject to state law and local ordinances. Farmers or their agents may shoot or trap coyotes by lawful procedures at any time when found destroying livestock or crops.