Coyotes sighted in north Coeur d'Alene; some people frustrated - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Coyotes sighted in north Coeur d'Alene; some people frustrated

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Residents of a north Idaho neighborhood are frustrated that neither city animal control nor Idaho Fish and Game will do anything about a group of coyotes living in the area.

Wade Williams says he watched Tuesday as his Pomeranian broke away from a coyote on Tuesday night. Bob and Jan Graves lost their 15-pound American Eskimo, Missy, to a coyote on April 28.

Jan Graves says she called city animal control and state wildlife officials, and both said there was little they could do because the wildlife is part of living in North Idaho.

Fish and Game conservation officer Phil Cooper says any attempts to remove the coyotes have their own dangers. Unintended animals or people could be caught and injured by traps and firing a rifle in a residential area isn't safe.

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