Wildlife

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.


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


09/26/2016

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


09/03/2016

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


09/01/2016

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


06/30/2016

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


03/02/2016

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


01/04/2016

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


07/27/2015

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…

Living with Coyotes in South Brentwood


07/17/2015

Photo taken by a neighbor on Wellesley GREGORY RANDALL, WILDLIFE SPECIALIST FOR CITY OF LOS ANGELES Notes from his presentation at June 2012 BCC meeting In response to requests for information regarding coyotes in Brentwood: There are deterrents to help discourage the presence of wildlife foraging near homes. Trapping and killing is not the answer. Our area has lots of coyotes and they are not endangered. Do not leave food outside (this includes pet food bowls), remove fallen fruit, enclose…

Mountain Lion Sightings


03/29/2014

Click on the link for important information from City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services regarding mountain lion sightings. City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services

From City of Los Angeles Wild Life Specialist Officer Gregory Randall’s after his presentation June 2012 at the Brentwood Community Council Meeting


10/22/2012

In response to requests for information regarding coyotes in Brentwood: There are deterrents to help discourage the presence of wildlife foraging near homes. Trapping and killing is not the answer. Our area has lots of coyotes and they are not endangered. Do not leave food outside (this includes pet food bowls), remove fallen fruit, enclose composts. Abating food sources doesn’t stop coyotes from coming. 65% - 75% may still pass through property foraging for food. Wood and brush piles encourage…