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Coyotes spotted in Fontana neighborhoods

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
There has been a rash of coyote sightings in north Fontana neighborhoods.

The Fontana Police Department is asking residents to be on alert to keep their family and pets safe.

Officials gave the following recommendations:

  • Always bring your pets in at night and don't leave pet food outside.
  • Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
  • Use garbage cans that have a locking mechanism and use a rope or elastic cord to secure the can to a fence to prevent tipping.
  • Always report any sick or injured coyotes, and immediately report to authorities if you or your pet has been bitten or scratched by a coyote.