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Use whistle or air horn to scare off coyotes

Posted at 11:15 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 13:16:10-04

Many of you say you've seen coyotes recently in Las Vegas, even in residential areas. Last summer, we told you all about those neighborhoods where pet owners said their cats and dogs were being snatched up by coyotes.

The Department of Wildlife says May is a popular month for coyotes to have their pups which means they will be looking for more food.

It's important to remember not to feed these wild creatures and it's important to remember to not leave your trash out.

Also, try not to walk your dog between dusk and dawn if you can somehow avoid that.

The Department of Wildlife also says to bring a noisemaker with you on your walks whether it be a whistle or even an air horn.

Any type of loud noise should scare them away.

Lastly, The Department of Wildlife says don't use retractable leashes while walking your dog. Use a shorter leash where you can keep your dog close to you.