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Warning: Coyotes reported roaming in Hazelwood area

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The City of Hazelwood is sending out a warning to local residents to take extra precautions due to recent reports of coyotes roaming in the area. (Credit: Humane Society of Missouri) The City of Hazelwood is sending out a warning to local residents to take extra precautions due to recent reports of coyotes roaming in the area. (Credit: Humane Society of Missouri)
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The City of Hazelwood is sending out a warning to local residents to take extra precautions due to recent reports of coyotes roaming in the area.

Coyotes are most active from January through May because of mating season. While coyotes prefer open spaces, they are also known to make their homes in areas with a large human population. 

The city advises residents to remove lower branches of bushes to reduce hiding spots for coyotes and add motion lighting around the house.

Make sure trash cans are tightly closed. Try not to feed pets outside, be sure to remove the food bowl after your pet has finished its meal.

A process called ‘hazing’ includes making loud noises, spraying water, shining bright lights, throwing objects such as small rocks and sticks can scare away coyotes.

If you would like additional information regarding coyotes, visit the U.S. Humane Society’s website.

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