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Mesquite, TX – March 4, 2020 – Mesquite Animal Services has recently been receiving calls regarding coyote sightings. Coyotes are native to our area and are not generally considered a threat to public safety, so Mesquite Animal Services does not provide trapping or removal services for coyotes. The City recommends the following precautions, which can reduce the likelihood of encountering coyotes in your neighborhood. If you see a coyote that is sick, injured or acting aggressively, call 911 immediately. If you know of a coyote living in your neighborhood, please report it through the myMesquite customer service platform available at www.cityofmesquite.com/myMesqite or call Mesquite Animal Services at 972-216-6283.
Parents should also monitor children’s outdoor activities closely, especially near wooded areas or where coyotes have been spotted.
For more information and tips regarding coyotes, please visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Coyotes.