COYOTES ARE WILDLIFE INDIGENOUS TO THE VERDUGO MOUNTAINS ADJACENT TO BURBANK. THEY ARE very ADAPTABLE ANIMALS, can LEARN TO LIVE COMFORTABLY ALONGSIDE HUMANS. as such SIGHTINGS ARE COMMON IN NEIGHBORING RESIDENTIAL AREAS.
GENERAL COYOTE BEHAVIOR
Coyotes are typically highly active at night, though they can be spotted during the day. They are naturally fearful of humans, but may become more comfortable if given easy access to human food, garbage, pet food and small domestic pets.
Breeding season typically occurs January and February with pups born in March or April. During the Spring, coyotes are more active as they care for their young and search for food nd water. Dens can be found in storm drains, under storage sheds, holes in vacant lots, parks, golf courses, or in dark and dry places.
Coyotes eat small animals such as rodents, squirrels, gophers, opossums, raccoons, skunks and foxes. They have also been known to eat dead animals.
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