Coyotes Implicated in Suburban Pet Deaths

By: AP
By: AP

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) _ Officials in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kansas, are considering trapping and killing a pair or small pack of coyotes that have killed several dogs.

At least eight dogs have been attacked since October 18th, and six have died. Most were pets snatched from backyards.

Kansas State University wildlife specialist Charles Lee says it's unusual for coyotes to attack pets in yards. They are more likely to target dogs and cats that roam.

Lee says coyotes are starting to not fear humans. He says as a result, they are becoming more comfortable in urban environments.

Several pet owners affected by the attacks want the coyotes trapped and euthanized.

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