COYOTES ARE WILDLIFE INDIGENOUS TO THE VERDUGO MOUNTAINS ADJACENT TO BURBANK. THEY ARE ADAPTABLE ANIMALS AND LEARN TO LIVE COMFORTABLY ALONGSIDE HUMANS. AS SUCH SIGHTINGS ARE COMMON IN NEIGHBORING RESIDENTIAL AREAS.
NOTE: It is illegal to trap and relocate wildlife (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, § 465.5). CA Fish & Wildlife has jurisdiction over wildlife. Aggressive wildlife incident reports can be made with California Fish & Wildlife directly: https://apps.wildlife.ca.gov/wir
*California Fish & Wildlife will only respond if a human is attacked by a coyote.
Hazing is a humane method utilized to keep coyotes fearful of people. Click on the link to learn more about hazing.
*Click HERE for a summary of coyote bites to humans reported in LA County since 2011 through November, 2020
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 and 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.
CLICK HERE TO REPORT A COYOTE ENCOUNTER
TO REPORT A SIGHTING DIRECTLY TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER CALL (818) 238-3340