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Coyotes terrorize valley neighborhood near Tropicana, Boulder Highway

Posted at 12:16 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 09:36:31-04

People living in a neighborhood near Tropicana Avenue and Boulder Highway say coyotes are terrorizing their neighborhood. The neighbors say nearly a dozen animals have been attacked and killed so far.

"There's a pack out there of like five coyotes that are just killing animals left and right," said Jay Miller.
People living in Palm Gardens Estates are scared to go outside.
"It's just horrible," said Holly Eisenberg. "I can't sit in the front yard, I can't sit in the backyard, I've gotta keep my dogs in at night."
The neighbors say in the last three weeks, the coyotes have killed nearly a dozen cats and dogs.
"I have two little Chihuahuas," said Jay Miller. "They'd be a snack pack for them."
Most recently, the neighbors say a Doberman Pinscher was attacked. They say just half his body was left behind.
"That's what scared me is they've got the taste of dog and cat blood," said Eisenberg.
The group of frightened neighbors says no one will help them. They tell 13 Action News, they've tried calling 311, Animal Control and Nevada Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The neighbors say the security guards are warning people to stay indoors between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., but no official notice has been sent out.
"I feel like a prisoner in my own house," said Eisenberg. "I don't like to live in fear, and that's what we're doing right now."
The neighborhood's management company is Associa Nevada South. A spokesperson told 13 Action News they believe the coyote problem has been worse in years past. They also said the Board of Trustees plans to include an article about the coyotes in their upcoming newsletter.
They want to remind the residents to be extra careful with your pets on garbage night. They also said their next board meeting is at the end of August, and they will be able to discuss further plans they have.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife suggested keeping pets indoors to protect them from coyotes. They also warned not to leave dog food outside, and to install bright motion sensitive lights to scare off animals.