Coyotes boldly foraging in Pullman in daylight - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Coyotes boldly foraging in Pullman in daylight

PULLMAN, Wash. - Fish and Wildlife Officer Bob Weaver says coyotes have long made their way into the Pullman city limits to find food, but this year they're cruising neighborhoods in broad daylight.

Weaver told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News the coyotes are coming to feed on feral cats, roaming pet cats, pet food or unsecured garbage.

To discourage coyotes, people should ensure their small pets are inside by dusk and never leave pet food outside. Weaver says wildlife officers will not kill coyotes unless they are a threat to people.

The wheat fields surrounding Pullman give coyotes places to hide and they're busy this time of year feeding their young.

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