Seminole County homeowners concerned about coyotes

By Jeff Allen, Reporter
Last Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017, 4:21 PM EST

Residents across Seminole County have recently reported seeing coyotes on their properties – some have even reported dogs and cats killed by the wild animals.

  • Seminole residents spot coyotes on properties
  • Some have reported that pets, farm animals have been killed
  • FWC has campaign to educate homeowners on possible dangers of coyotes

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say they haven’t had a recent spike in complaints, but they have an ongoing campaign to educate homeowners about the possible dangers they need to be aware of.

A Spectrum News 13 viewer shared home surveillance video that shows several coyotes walking through his property in Sanford earlier this month.

Homeowners in the Sanford and Geneva areas have reported farm animals and even dogs and cats killed by the wild animals.

One homeowner in Geneva said she’s noticed coyotes on her property.

“The coyotes are the biggest threat to the natural wildlife or your small pets. So when we see it, we just like to let everybody know so they can be aware of it,” said Debbie Ebel.

FWC has a lot of tips on what you need to know about coyotes on their website.