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Seal Beach OKs trapping and killing of coyotes




Huntington Beach has fielded lots of people's complaints about coyotes in residential areas. Officials there are voting on whether the town is big enough for both species.
Huntington Beach has fielded lots of people's complaints about coyotes in residential areas. Officials there are voting on whether the town is big enough for both species.
David Lamfrom

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The Seal Beach City Council voted Monday to trap and euthanize coyotes after dozens of pets were killed by the animals. The vote puts in place two two-week coyote trapping sessions, according to the OC Register. Trapping is slated to begin in about a week. In addition to trapping, the city will also starting penalizing residents for feeding wildlife and leaving pet food outdoors. 

The council will review the results and revisit the issue in its Oct. meeting.   

Guests:

Michael Levitt, Seal Beach City Councilman representing District Five, which consists of the retirement community Leisure World, the retirement community that has seen the bulk of the coyote problem

Camilla Fox, Founder and Executive Director, Project Coyote, a national nonprofit advocacy organization based in Marin County