Animal control hosts lecture amid uptick in coyote sightings
Preservation group Wildlife in Crisis teamed up with New Canaan Animal Control Saturday to teach residents how to respond if they encounter a coyote.
The area has seen increased reports of coyotes recently.
Officials say coyotes are territorial and may become aggressive toward pets. They urge dog owners to stay outside with the pets when being put out into a yard.
Wildlife in Crisis also offered coyote kits to residents who attended the lecture at New Canaan Library. It includes an air horn and other objects that can be used to scare off a coyote.
Experts say someone encountering a coyote should keep moving and be loud. They say coyotes are reclusive and should retreat.