We received another call on this just a few days ago. Coyotes are part of nature-they live among us.
Every now and then we hear from residents who have had contacts with coyotes and are concerned. We do not believe we are having an increase in coyotes recently but they do live among us. We also do not believe they present a threat to humans. They do prey on chickens and small animals and will go through your garbage.
Here is a news story from a Grand Rapids TV channel on the subject from earlier this year.
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