The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering new advice to help neighbors make their homes less appealing to coyotes as the number of coyote sightings in residential neighborhoods increases.
Biology experts said coyotes are looking for food and residential neighborhoods can make that search easy. Put away your trash bins, bird feeders and pet food so coyotes are not attracted to them. Keep these kind of items away from your yard.
Experts said coyotes will eat anything they can find. But they will often move on to a different spot if they cannot find an easy meal. You can also install fencing around gardens and fruit trees to keep coyotes away.
If you see a coyotes, biologists recommend clapping or chasing it off. Doing so will let the animal know it is not welcome in that territory.