Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be hosting a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St., to discuss coyote activity in Erie.
Earlier this month, Erie police sent out a notice to its residents about a coyote attacking a resident’s dog.
According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials, there have been multiple reports of coyotes acting aggressive and attacking dogs.
“These have been reports in the Grandview/Erie Commons/Erie Highlands neighborhoods,” according to a statement by the organization. “This is a problem seen every few years and is not something new.”
Jason Clay, public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said the organization has heard second-hand residents have been feeding prairie dogs, which could attract the coyotes.
As of Oct. 12, Clay said there have been seven reported incidents with coyotes, but some are second-hand reports.
Officials said they want to avoid a repeat of what occured in 2017 when a coyote crew was created after more than 30 reports were called in about coyotes.
Officials will talk to community members about general coyote biology and basics, Colorado Parks and Wildlife policies regarding the animals, coyote incident reporting and agency response.
After the 45 minute presentation, there will be a question and answer portion.
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