Fairfield Citizen: Coyotes here to stay, learn to live with them
State wildlife officials warn that keeping garbage out of reach from coyotes is one way to discourage the animals from prowling around residential properties
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Coyote sightings and attacks are on the rise in Fairfield and across the state, but a local forum Wednesday night armed people with information on what to do about it.
"Fifteen years ago, when we heard about coyotes attacking a dog or having a confrontation with the public, that was news," said Chris Vann, a wildlife biologist at the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, who gave a 90-minute presentation at the forum in the Education Center. "We hear about coyotes attacking dogs now every week, sometimes multiple times a week."