Indian Harbour Beach looking to trap and euthanize coyotes

- Indian Harbour Beach Police are fed up with people feeding coyotes.  Police say the coyotes have become a real problem and they are afraid of what the animals will do next. 

The city council says some residents are feeding the coyotes which, in turn, is causing the coyotes to lose their fear of human.  This past Monday Indian Harbour Police received pictures of a man throwing food over a fence to coyotes, something Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation says can result in fines or even an arrest. 

Police say they've filed 34 reports of coyote sightings since January with calls coming in daily.  The city council now wants to trap and euthanize the wild animals because relocating them requires a private property owner with 40 plus acres in Brevard County. 
 
Thus far no one is willing to host the coyotes on their property within Brevard County lines.  However if FWC officials approve a suitable site, trappers would be able to relocate the captured coyotes to state-owned land outside of Brevard County. 
 

 

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