Urban Wildlife Q&A
Longtime residents of The Colony are no strangers to urban wildlife. The community boasts miles of shoreline along Lewisville Lake, with large swaths of greenspace throughout the city. These conditions create numerous opportunities for humans and wildlife to cross paths. Fortunately, the City of The Colony boasts a well-prepared and highly-rated Animal Services Division that is here to help educate and assist the community when it comes to addressing urban wildlife issues. One question often received is:
Q: What should residents do if they encounter a bobcat or coyote? If you encounter a bobcat or coyote, don’t panic. These animals are much more afraid of you than you are of them. Just make a loud noise, such as clapping and yelling. They may not necessarily run away, but they will not come closer. If the animal does stand its ground and won’t scare off, you may be coming near its den. A protective mother will always stand her ground, but it is extremely rare for a coyote or bobcat to attack a human.
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