I saw a coyote or fox in my neighborhood. Should I be concerned?
Both coyotes and foxes live in urban environments because they provide the animals with their essential needs; food, water, shelter and space. These animals are attracted to neighborhoods due to the availability of garbage, pet food and even pets, which coyotes and foxes see as prey. The following list illustrates some of the attractants that draw coyotes and foxes close to people. Remove these attractants to discourage coyotes and foxes from visiting your property:
-Outdoor pet food or water
-Birdseed or food sources that attract small mammals
-Accessible garbage or compost
-Fallen fruit or berries from trees or shrubs
-Shrubs, woodpiles, decks or any other structure that can provide cover or be used as a den
Seeing wildlife can be an enjoyable experience and should not necessarily be a cause for concern, but you should haze wildlife if it is frequenting your neighborhood by yelling and/or throwing rocks or sticks toward the animal. Keep dogs on leash, don't allow pets to roam (especially at night) and never feed coyotes or foxes. Report any unusual behavior to the Division of Wildlife, 303-291-7227.

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1. Does my dog have to be on leash when we go for a walk?
2. Can my cat roam in the neighborhood?
3. My neighbor's dog barks constantly. What should I do?
4. Do I have to license my dog?
5. I was bitten by an animal. Should I report the incident?
6. My pet is lost. What should I do?
7. I found a stray or feral cat. What should I do?
8. Does the City of Lafayette have a Pit Bull ban?
9. How many dogs and/or cats can I own as a Lafayette resident?
10. I have an unknown critter living in, under or around my house. Will the City remove the animal for me?
11. There is a skunk/raccoon in my window well. What should I do?
12. Can I trap nuisance wildlife on my property?
13. I found a dead, wild animal on my property. What do I do?
14. I found a bat in my house or around my property. Should I be concerned?
15. I saw a coyote or fox in my neighborhood. Should I be concerned?
16. I saw an injured wild animal. What should I do?
17. I found a snake on my property. What should I do?
18. I have a bee hive on my property. Will the City remove it for me?
19. What do I do with deceased wildlife found on private property?