If you witness a wild animal attack, call 911. To report a coyote or mountain lion sighting, call the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Natural Resource Volunteer Program (www.dfg.ca.gov/volunteer/NRVP) at (858) 467-4201.

Did you know that Los Angeles puts poison in holes to eradicate gophers?


Shared by BCC board member -- Doug Shemer Not only will this kill gophers, but might kill your pet! https://southbrentwood.org/wp-content/uploads/rat-poison-National-Park-Service-graphic.pdf CLICK to learn how about alternatives to anticoagulant poisons

LA Dept of Animal Services: WLA Wildlife Workshop Minutes


Joseph Galloway Senior Field Deputy Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz, 5th Council District [email protected] Community Meeting with Animal Service re: Coyote concerns The Department of Animal Services held a Wildlife Community meeting on July 27th at the WLA Animal Shelter. The Department is well aware of the numerous sightings and concerns over Coyotes. ATTACHED are minutes from the July 28, 2017 WLA Workshop. https://southbrentwood.org/wp-content/uploads/Coyote-Meeting-notes-WLA-7.28.17.pdf CLICK for additional information from LA Animal Services

Wildlife ALERT: Mountain lion sighting at Mt St. Mary’s Chalon Campus


From Mount St. Mary's Campus Security Director: Campus Security is alerting the community of a verified mountain lion sighting on two separate occasions on the Chalon Campus. The sightings have occurred in the early morning hours at the entrance to the university. The animal has not be seen beyond the main entrance security kiosk. We have notified California Department of Fish and Wildlife as part of our normal protocol. Should you see a mountain lion on campus, contact Campus Security…

RAT & RODENT CONTROL: Better ways to deal with rats than with poison


See the attached from Maya Davis Shemer In the past week I have had two dead and dying rats on our property. I believe that this is due to the use of poison. There are better ways to deal with rats and poison is detrimental to our environment, other animals and birds of prey, and also to us! Please use another form of rodent control and read below for more information as to why you should not use poison. Rats…

More about coyotes from the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services


From LA Department of Animal Services website The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services has a Wildlife Division to aid residents in rectifying problems and some of the uneasiness that many people face with wildlife. The City of Los Angeles does not own or have any control of wild animals found within its boundaries, nor is the City responsible for the actions or damage caused by them. There are no laws, policies or mandates requiring the Department to remove native…

How to report coyote sightings: The National Park Service conducting a long term study on LA’s Urban Coyotes


The goal is to understand their habituation to humans and the urban environment to better coexist safely with them.  To learn about the programhttps://www.nps.gov/samo/learn/news/new-study-la-urban-coyotes.htm If coyotes are spotted anywhere in Los Angeles we would greatly appreciate if the encounter could be logged in at one of these sites. If we know where they are then we can better monitor them. To report a sighting, go to: bit.do/LACoyotes To report dead wildlife http://www.wildlifecrossing.net/california/map/roadkill Please feel free to share these sites with…

COYOTES: Spotted in our neighborhood…again


Los Angeles has been home to coyotes since before the city was formed. The goal of the Urban Coyote Project, undertaken by the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Service, is to provide insight into the lives of coyotes living in LA, in order to identify ways to minimize future human wildlife conflict in a humane and effective manner, and to foster human co-existence with urban wildlife. Two actions residents can take to help attain these goals: 1. If you see…

Coyote Sightings: How to Keep Your Children and Pets Safe


From NextDoor 3/1/16 "I want to warn everyone that this evening at around 6 p.m., I was walking down Montana Ave. across from the Golf Course. I have lived here for 4 years and have heard coyotes many times. My landlord told me that they have lived in the golf course for decades. But today was the first time I had actually seen one. He was in someone's front yard. At first I thought it was a dog, but then…

How to Co-Exist with Coyotes


Recently we've heard about a few coyote sightings: 12/18/15 running north toward the golf course along Wellesley; 1/2/16 "about 2 am on Darlington ave and Amherst when I was walking my dog. He followed us home." Click on title to view PDF: How to Coexist with Coyotes For more information call LA Animal Services NON EMERGENCY Wildlife phone line 323.225.WILD (9453). For urgent animal related EMERGENCY calls (injured, orphaned (alone>24 hours), distressed, or sick animals) call your local shelter at…

How to Co-Exist with Coyotes


How to Co-Exist with Coyotes TIPS from Los Angeles Animal Services Dear Angelinos, Some neighborhoods feel they are seeing more coyote visitors this year. If accurate it may be reflective of the drought, but I’m starting to think that either people are making it easier for them to get food or the coyotes may have simply adapted to urban living and lost the fear of people. At this time we are recommending the use of humane “hazing techniques” designed to…