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Be alert: more coyotes are coming into Las Vegas valley neighborhoods

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 09:05:10-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Coyotes are coming out of the wild and into the Las Vegas valley neighborhoods.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife said because coyotes are not patrolled animals, people need to keep alert.

Marlys Porsch, a Henderson resident said it's unfortunate because it seems they have nowhere else to go because of all the development.

"On the other, this is their land too and the way the building is going on, there’s no place for them to go," Porsche said.

Doug Nielsen with the Nevada Department of Wildlife said if a coyote comes around to the same spot, someone is feeding it and it needs to stop.

Nielsen said the most important thing someone can do is let them know they are not welcome.

"Hollar at them and you can't be timid," Neilsen said.

In the state of Nevada, coyotes are classified as an unprotected species.

"We're not going to send out a physical response just because somebody happens to see a coyote," Neilsen said.