Huntington Beach

Town hall on coyotes Monday

A TOWN HALL on coyotes will be held on Monday in Huntington Beach (Shutterstock).

A town hall on the coyote situation in Huntington Beach will be held on Monday, May 9 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).

Members of the public are invited to attend for information on efforts made by the county and city to manage coyotes in Huntington Beach.

Representatives from OC Animal Care, Huntington Beach Police Department and Huntington Beach Fire Department will be on hand to answer questions.

Animal behavior experts advise residents who come across a coyote to

  • not run; walk slowly backward
  • frighten it away… shout, wave arms, throw objects
  • make yourself look larger.
  • report sightings using the MyHB app on your smartphone or tablet.

The issue of coyotes in the community came to the forefront with the recent attack by a coyote on a young child near the Huntington Beach pier. The girl suffered serious injuries which were not life-threatening. The coyote was shot by police.

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