Coyote Management Plan
What's in the Coyote Management Plan?
The intent of the City of Arcadia’s Coyote Management Plan (“Management Plan”) is to provide guidance to the community and City staff in response to frequent human/coyote interactions in Arcadia. These guidelines adhere to federal, state, and county regulations in regards to coyote management. Provisions of this plan maintain the legal rights of Arcadia residents, businesses, and/or homeowner’s associations in protecting private property relative to coyote management practices. The Management Plan is based on research and best practices that include a full spectrum of tools to effectively respond to coyotes in an urban area.
Click on the image to the right to view the City of Arcadia Coyote Management Plan.
If you see a coyote wandering the streets that is not causing harm, there is nothing to do other than perhaps trying to scare it away if you are walking nearby. If you are walking with a small child or animal you would certainly want to pick them up and remove yourself, the child and the animal from the situation.
If a coyote approaches you or comes in your yard...
...be as big, mean and loud as you can. Make loud noises, throw rocks in the animal’s direction, spray it with a hose, rapidly open an umbrella in its direction or use an air-horn to scare it away. Throw objects at the coyote; if it continues to approach, do not run and instead retain eye contact, pick up small pets and children and move slowly away. Coyotes have been scared off properties by people waving brooms, making noise, throwing tennis balls or other objects and clapping their hands. An air-horn, “coyote shaker” or “can clanger” may also work.
Prevent Access to Fruit
Food Forward, a non-profit organization, collects fruits from backyard fruit trees and donates them to hunger relief agencies across Southern California. If you would like to schedule a fruit pick led by volunteers at your property, please call (818) 530-4125 or visit: www.FoodForward.org
"Discouraging Coyotes in Arcadia" This video is a cautionary reminder on how to best safeguard your family and pets.
If you are being threatened by a coyote, call 911 or the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151. The Arcadia Police Department works with the Department of Fish and Game in mutually supportive efforts to address local issues and problems.
MYPD Mobile App
Coyote Encounters by Zip Code
If you want to see where encounters are in your neighborhood, please click here for an interactive coyote encounter map.
Sick or Injured Wildlife
General Questions or Comments
Report Coyote Encounters
The City of Arcadia provides various ways to report a coyote encounter, which are listed below:
MyPD Mobile App- Use the Submit Tip feature
Twitter- Follow us on Twitter. Use the #Coyote
Coyote Hotline- 574-5463