Video by Jorge Liloy
By Sharon Aron Baron
After spotting a coyote devouring a wild animal in his backyard, a Tamarac resident wants to alert neighbors to use caution.
Jorge Liloy, who lives at the 8100 block of NW 83rd Street in Woodmont, said he isn’t against the coyotes —he just wanted to give a heads up to others with children and pets.
He believes humans have invaded their habitat. However, if the coyote was caught, it should be taken to a more appropriate place to continue living.
Coyotes are not only living in Tamarac; they have also attacked pets, even killing them. And residents have always been warned to keep small pets on leashes as well as indoors. Unfortunately, there have been occasions where pets have escaped from indoors only to fall victim to the coyotes.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, trapping the animals is an allowable year-round method for dealing with coyotes on private lands in Florida. However, an FWC permit is required to use steel traps. They urge residents never to feed them or leave pet food out at night.
On Sept. 7, a coyote roaming in a Massachusetts town attacked two toddlers in separate incidents only minutes apart, officials have said. On Monday, a Weston woman reported a wild fox attacked her in her driveway. After it was caught, it was determined the fox had rabies, and the woman is currently undergoing a series of rabies shots.
Liloy said he loves where he lives.”I see all sources of wildlife, especially birds, fish, turtles, red foxes —and now this coyote.”
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- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2011 to provide News for the residents of Tamarac and is the #1 News Source for Residents.