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Coyote Problems Continue on Local Trails

Post Date:10/15/2015
The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department would like to make trail users aware that there have been more reported incidents of coyotes attacking dogs. Most of these incidents have occurred on the trails in east Carson City, specifically at the Riverview Park Wetlands Trails at the east end of Fifth Street and Marsh Road, and the trails on Prison Hill east of South Edmonds Drive. In addition, many coyotes have been sighted in the Long Ranch Estates subdivision in west Carson City. This area is north of King Street between Thames Lane and Longview Way. We advise citizens to be aware and use particular caution in those areas.

Parks officials have posted additional warning signs on these trails advising dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash, and to report any interactions or incidents they may have with coyotes at these locations, or any other local parks and trails. Users are encouraged to be observant and alert regarding their pet at all times, and to make sure your dog is current on their vaccinations before taking them on any trails. It is best to avoid the very early morning hours, especially before dawn, and the dusk and nighttime hours when walking your dogs on any trails. This is when the coyotes are most active. Stay in the open when walking your dog, and avoid heavily vegetated and overgrown areas of sagebrush and trees that may be off the designated paths.

For further information or to make a report, please contact Scott Fahrenbruch, Deputy Director of the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department, at (775) 283-7340.
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