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Humane society warns pet owners of Coyotes

The Humane Society of Missouri is warning everyone to keep your pets safe from Coyote attacks.

The Humane Society say there have been numerous reports in the St. Louis area, but conservation officials say the same can happen in rural communities throughout the Tri-States. Because of the weather, coyotes are going in search of food in residential areas.  In addition to keeping pets on a leash and close by, conservation officer Don Clever said don't give a reason for Coyotes to come in your yard.

"A lot of people if you leave large quantities of dog food or cat food out on the porch. Coyotes are opportunistic, they're going to come up and make a free meal of it if they can and that's just going to lure them in just like it would a stray dog or stray cat," Clever said. 

If you have an outdoor pet, the Humane society advices you to build a fence at least six feet high and six inches deep to protect them from Coyotes.

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