Brave coyote worrying South Hill residents - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Brave coyote worrying South Hill residents

Posted: Updated:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Residents in the Glenn Rose neighborhood on the South Hill have been concerned lately about a coyote bold enough to come down from a nearby wooded area and into a group of homes around dusk and dawn.

KHQ found tracks in the snow between several of the homes. They could be from a dog but it would have to be one without an owner, not attached to a leash, as there were no human prints following behind.

Resident Sandy Alto keeps a close eye on her dog Duncan, even when she is walking him. "You turn around and see him standing there. He'll stop if you stop and turn around, but once you start walking again he's there, enough behind, but he's there. We're just worried if our dog gets loose then the dog's gone."

The problem is so apparent the neighborhood association has posted signs warning residents not to leave pet food outside that might attract the coyote.

That is just one of the things the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife says to do to keep the animals away. If you come in contact with a coyote, they recommend picking up any small children or animals, making yourself appear larger and waving your arms around. Also make loud noises that will usually scare away the coyote. If you have a small animal like a cat keep it inside at all times.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:14:31 GMT
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
  • A bag for a bag: students tackle social stigma to fight food insecurity

    A bag for a bag: students tackle social stigma to fight food insecurity

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-09-25 06:15:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A problem within a solution – it’s a phrase so oxymoronic that it almost doesn’t make sense, but it’s crystal clear for a specific group of students at Lewis and Clark High School.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A problem within a solution – it’s a phrase so oxymoronic that it almost doesn’t make sense, but it’s crystal clear for a specific group of students at Lewis and Clark High School.

    >>
  • VIDEO: Stack of Sandpoint newspapers lit on fire in latest anonymous attack targeting writer

    VIDEO: Stack of Sandpoint newspapers lit on fire in latest anonymous attack targeting writer

    Monday, September 24 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-09-25 01:46:53 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho. First -  it was a robocall, now a threat, targetting a Sandpoint newspaper and one of its writers, has surfaced on YouTube. "Ben Olson is a cancer on wholesome North Idaho," the video states. "And cancers must be burned out." The 56-second video clip shows a picture of Co-owner and Publisher of the Sandpoint Reader, Ben Olson, next to a stack of the newspaper he writes for. The papers are doused in a clear liquid then lit on fire. 

    >>

    SANDPOINT, Idaho. First -  it was a robocall, now a threat, targetting a Sandpoint newspaper and one of its writers, has surfaced on YouTube. "Ben Olson is a cancer on wholesome North Idaho," the video states. "And cancers must be burned out." The 56-second video clip shows a picture of Co-owner and Publisher of the Sandpoint Reader, Ben Olson, next to a stack of the newspaper he writes for. The papers are doused in a clear liquid then lit on fire. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/