The City of Frisco has rolled out a new, interactive map to report coyote sightings at friscotexas.gov/coyote.
Frisco Animal Services will use the information to identify coyote territories, travel patterns and places where unusually aggressive animals have been spotted. The map link is also available on the city’s myFRISCO app under ‘online services’.
Animal Services advises people to make noise and make yourself appear big if you see a coyote. Mace, rocks, sticks or air horns can also be used to scare the animals. Other tips include:
- Avoid walking or jogging in areas known to be frequented by aggressive coyotes. This tip is for pets, too.
- Walk all pets on leash – it’s city law. It will also help you control your pet if you come upon wildlife.
- Listen for potential predators. We recommend one ear be earbud free.
- Do not feed wildlife.
- Keep trash picked up, secure in containers. Overflowing bins, particularly those with food remnants, attract wildlife looking for easy food sources.
- Do not leave pet food outdoors, unattended. Pet food attracts small wildlife (squirrels, rabbits) which may attract larger wildlife (coyotes, bobcats) naturally able to jump over high fences.
- Pick up dropped bird seed daily. If you use bird feeders, pickup seed knocked to the ground which attracts small wildlife.
- Report all coyote sightings. Use the City of Frisco’s new interactive map at FriscoTexas.gov/coyote or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 972-292-6010. Call 9-1-1 for attacks or any aggressive animal sighting.
Biologists say it's typically more common to see coyotes during mating season (December through March).
Remember, emergencies should always be reported to 911. You can find more information about coyotes in Frisco at friscotexas.gov/wildlife.