Four Months-Five Attacks

Coyotes Attacks are Causing Outdoor Enthusiasts to Be More Careful

Rebecca Green and Christine Bergmann, WIN-TV Reporters

Four months- five attacks. Frisco residents have been on high alert due to reports of a wild coyote. These attacks have forced the locals to be cautious of their surroundings and aware of their safety when spending time outside. Due to these five vicious attacks that have occurred, Frisco police discourage residents from walking and jogging alone.

Though this creature is known to be nocturnal, the past five encounters with the coyote have all been during the day. Two of the recent attacks occurred in the morning with the coyote attacking a small dog on a walk with its owner and two women joggers. According to the Humane Society of the United States, coyotes naturally are afraid to approach humans; however, a coyote that has been accustomed to people may be willing to approach and attack humans if hungry enough. With Frisco becoming more developed, these animals’ homes are being invaded, causing habituation.It is likely that this is linked to the unusual behavior and violent attacks as the creature desperately searches for food.

Frisco officials are very concerned and hope to solve the problem caused by this rogue coyote. Until the animal is relocated, people must be able to protect themselves and their pets. Inhabitants can ensure their safety by altering their plans for walking or jogging in the affected areas. If the person does choose to spend time in these areas, they should consider taking a whistle or air horn to scare off the animal. Also, people should not allow domesticated animals to roam free outdoors and make sure to keep their trash in a secure container. By adhering to these suggestions, Frisco residents will be able to stay safe from possible animal attacks.

These coyotes could potentially impact students across Frisco as attacks could happen at any time. Specifically, Wakeland students must be cautious walking to and from school due to the proximity of trails near the campus. Students must realize that their safety rests in their hands, making precaution a top priority.