Coyote Kills Deer in Glendale

Glendale City officials report a coyote killed a small deer in the foothills, near La Canada Flintridge and Pasadena. Police want to remind residents to protect small pets and children.

A Glendale resident found the remains of a small deer Tuesday morning and now Pasadena Humane Society officials say a coyote killed it, according to a Glendale City news release

The discovery happened in the 3300 Block of Dunsmere Road, near Linda Vista Road, Glendale Police Department announced. 

Animal specialists from Pasadena Humane Society examined the remains and suspect a coyote killed the deer, police said. 

Police want to remind the pubilc to protect small pets and children from coyotes. 

"Glendale is home to a variety of animals.  While coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem by keeping rodent populations under control, steps should be taken to deter them from your neighborhoods," authorities said. 

The following safety tips are provided by the Department of Fish & Game.

'Coyote country' precautions
• Do not leave small children or pets outside unattended. 
• Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house. 
• Trim ground-level shrubbery to reduce hiding places. 
• Be aware that coyotes are more active in the spring, when feeding and protecting their young. 
• If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks in the animal’s direction. 
• If a coyote attacks a person, immediately contact the nearest Department of Fish and Game or law enforcement office. 

Stash Your Food and Trash
• Put garbage in tightly closed containers that cannot be tipped over. 
• Bring pets in at night, and do not leave pet food outside. 
• Put away bird feeders at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey. 
• Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles. 
• Ask your neighbors to follow these tips. 

For more information on coyotes:
Visit LA County’s site to hear coyote sounds.
Visit City of Glendale’s brochure on coyote safety.

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Nicole Charky December 19, 2012 at 12:41 AM
@Bob - Now, that would be a crazy story.
Jessica Wicks December 19, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I like how the assumption is that a human killed the dear instead of an animal predator. Because it was assumed a person killed the dear, it made the news! People are too suspicious.
Lance Johnson December 19, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Last night (Tues 12/20) a bobcat killed a small fawn in a viscious attack in the 3300 block of Emerald Isle in Glendale just over the La Canada border. We haven't seen or heard coyotes in this area in 10 years since Glendale killed them all. However, we have seen bobcats in this area and in La Canada. Pasadena Animal Control photographed the carcus and took it. She officer it may have been more than one bobcat that did it.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 19, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Denise December 20, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Jessica, The article doesnt give the impression that they were suspicious that a human had something to do with it at all-just a notification and a reminder that the coyotes are around...protect your pets.


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