South Austinites like to keep it weird, but when things get a little too wild, it’s time to call in an expert.
Lynsey White Dasher, Director of Humane Wildlife Conflict Resolution for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), will lead a seminar on Thursday evening to teach Austin residents how to avoid attracting coyotes to neighborhoods, to protect pets from coyotes, and to “haze” bold coyotes to restore their natural fear of humans.
If you can’t attend the seminar in person, you can watch it live online or on the city’s public access television station. The event is hosted by the City of Austin and the Austin Animal Advisory Commission.
Learn more about urban coyotes:
- Coyotes in Central Texas: City of Austin Animal Services’ tips for handling and reporting coyote issues
- Managing Suburban Coyotes: Information from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
- Coyotes in Towns and Suburbs: Fact sheet from USDA Wildlife Services
- HSUS coyote site: Information on what lures coyotes to neighborhoods and ways to solve the problem at its source
- Cook County Coyote Project: Findings from the nation’s largest study of urban coyotes
Urban Coyote Seminar
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19
Where: City Council Chambers, 301 W. Second St.
On TV: Broadcasting live on City of Austin Channel 6
- Time Warner Cable Channel 6 or Channel 10.6
- AT&T U-verse Channel 99
- Grande Communications Channel 6 or Channel 119.6
Update: Watch archived video of the coyote seminar on the city’s ATXN website.