Just pushing throught the Seattle Times this morning and came across a fun article about living with urban wildlife. Alas, some notable fodder for the continuing hot topic; coyotes vs. cats.
“So far this year, Link’s office has received more than 700 calls about coyotes. The biggest misconceptions about them, he says, are that they eat nothing but cats and they carry rabies. Neither is true. Coyotes prefer to eat smaller mammals such as mice, rats, birds and their eggs (Canada goose eggs are a favorite). They attack cats only because they are competitors for the same prey.
To prevent conflicts, remove all food sources, including compost, unsecured bird feeders, water sources and pet food. “Don’t make food and shelter available to wild animals,” he said.”