Wake County neighborhood on alert for coyotes
Some residents in a Raleigh neighborhood believe a coyote is responsible for the disappearance of their pets.Posted — Updated
One homeowner placed a trail camera at their home after their cats couldn't be found, prompting the resident to warn other neighbors who have homes on Rogers Road.
The homeowners placed a cat statue on their property as bait, which is when the coyote was caught on camera.
The family is sharing the photo to help warn their neighbors.
"It looks like a wolf," said Mike Sandfort, who lives in the area. "It's a wild animal. I mean they're going to take down whatever they're hungry for."
He said his family is going to be cautious.
"Hopefully, they won't show up and grab a kid down on this trail because there are a lot of children who ride this trail and they're on bicycles," Mike Sandfort said.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission advises people to stand tall and be assertive if they encounter a coyote.
The agency says waving your arms around may also frighten the animals away.
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