We see them regularly where I live in Clover, South Carolina. But then I literally live in the woods and coyotes are just part of the landscape. Coyotes are getting much too close for comfort, particularly in Charlotte right now.
People in more populated areas are seeing more and more of them right now for a couple of reasons. It is coyote mating season so they are out looking for love . Coyotes are found more and more in urban areas because humans are moving into their territories as new housing is creeping into their habitats.
But what do you do if you roll up on a coyote? Coyote expert Bill Crowder tells Channel 36, make noise and maybe carry a stick if you are walking around your neighborhood. If you see one, let them know you are there and you are loud and perhaps wave the stick above your head. Keep a close eye on pets. Seven pets have disappeared recently in one East Charlotte community.
Coyotes are famous for their night time howl but actually 60 percent of coyote sightings have been in the daytime, only 40 percent at night. To learn more get all the details from MSN right here.
Need to Know: 17 Endangered Species in North Carolina
We must protect our planet and the animals that live there. Animal and plant species that are endangered or threatened are identified and protected under North Carolina’s endangered species policy. This policy is implemented and enforced by the state as well as the federal government.
The Wildlife Diversity Program of the Wildlife Commission manages projects and programs that benefit nongame species. North Carolina is home to more than 700 nongame species, including songbirds and other birds, reptiles and amphibians, freshwater mussels, fish, and crustaceans. Support the Wildlife Diversity Program by contributing to the N.C. Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund. The destruction of habitat and pollution have put dozens of species at risk in North Carolina.
I am passionate about animals. I adore them. Every time I see one on the roadside, I cry a little. So I guess you could call me an animal lover. Because of this, I’m passionate about keeping them safe. It’s critical we protect the ones we have left. Here’s more information about protecting wildlife in North Carolina.