Strange-Acting Florida Coyote Roams Cape Coral Street
In Florida, we are accustomed to hearing about strange-acting people, but not as much about animals acting weird. A coyote was spotted in a Cape Coral neighborhood last Thursday. That in itself isn’t that unusual, but the actions of the coyote didn’t seem quite normal.
According to NBC-2, people living in the area of Southwest 15th Place in the Cape say the coyote kept walking up and down the street, chilling under trees on their lawns, and even sitting in their driveways. They also said the coyote didn’t seem frightened or skittish around people and stayed out all day in the bright sunlight. One neighbor said it seemed almost like you could walk up and pet it. She also said she caught the coyote staring at her through her fence. She warned her neighbors to keep their small dogs inside.
The Florida Wildlife Commission said they have had some calls lately about coyotes attacking dogs and cats. The neighbor contacted FWC to check on the coyote in Cape Coral as she thought it might be ill.
The responding FWC officer thought the coyote in Cape Coral might have gotten lost and was waiting for nightfall to find his way back to the den.
Another FWC representative said that coyotes are definitely more active in the summertime.
The moral of the story is to be aware with your small pets. It’s best to avoid coyotes, especially the strange-acting ones like this. They can be very wily (or is it Wile E.? Just ask the Road Runner.)