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Suburban & Urban Coyote Problems in Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C. of Tulsa, Oklahoma is receiving more and more calls about coyote problems within local city limits, and within residential areas inside them. Queries about coyotes vary, but one question we receive with all of the calls is “how come I am seeing the coyotes in bright daylight hours?”In our experience, Coyotes are crepuscular in nature, bring them out of their dens at night, very late evening or very early morning to hunt for food. However, coyotes do not have a natural predator to keep their numbers in check. As they overpopulate an area, the natural food sources are depleted, and they turn to family pets to fill their stomachs. This change in behavior and adaptation also brings people and children in to closer and more frequent contact or encounters with coyotes.continue reading
This black coyote was photographed at 1:45 in a field east of the Catoosa, Oklahoma school bus barn. Mostly crepuscular in nature, seeing a coyote at this time of day is an indication of their species overpopulation, and a depletion of natural food sources. This increases the risk to children and pets as they search for food. Submitted by Reginald Murray, Owner, Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C.
Coyotes are not like wolves in their hunting habits. In our experience, there are 8-10 coyotes in a pack, with an Alpha male and female as the pack leadership. But they do not hunt in packs, they hunt in pairs. We have also found, that in most established pack territories, there is a second competing pack, which on average, increases the amount of coyotes to 20 or so for an area of approximately 100 acres.
There are exceptions to these numbers, as we found with our own 80 acres. We removed 56 coyotes from this 80 acre parcel in “New Tulsa” area in the winter of 2008. We determined however, that our own parcel is a crossing point for coyotes coming through from several adjoining properties.
Residential areas within city limits of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and abroad, are encountering more and more problems with coyotes on an increasing basis. Pet losses are on the rise due to coyote encounters, especially those of smaller breed dogs such as toy poodles and such. This photograph below show the relative proximity the coyote was removed from in relation to the residential area, that notified Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C. of pet losses and hired us to remove the coyote threat.
This is a female that Reginald Murray, Co-Owner of Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C. is shown with in the picture. Reginald has more than 25 years of experience resolving human and animal conflicts, so don’t try handling wildlife without training … regardless of the species and behavior. Notice that Reginald has control of this female with an animal control pole, ensuring that the head of the animal cannot come around on him.
During this time of the year, coyotes are in “dispersal”. Whereas, the offspring from the previous litter, are old enough to fend for themselves, and are forced to leave by their parents to find their own way, and create their own packs.
If you have a coyote problem, or problem with any other wildlife, nuisance or predatory, contact Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C. today. Waiting for nature to correct the problem, is what brought the issue to you in the first place.
Contact us today at email@example.com or by calling (918) 739-4382.
See … there’s a better way than “trucking” them down.continue reading