It's that time of year again when our wild friends start to get a little frisky, and we're not talking about the squirrels in your backyard. It's coyote mating season and while it may sound like a fun and romantic time for our furry friends in the wild, it can also be a dangerous time for our beloved pets.

According to wildlife officials, coyotes become more active during mating season, which typically runs from January into early March.

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This means that they may venture closer to residential areas in search of mates, increasing the likelihood of encounters with domestic animals. Coyotes are known to be sneaky and may approach unnoticed, so it's important to keep an eye on your pets when they're outside, especially during dusk and dawn when coyotes are most active.

But don't worry, there are ways to protect your pets from these amorous coyotes. Wildlife officials recommend keeping your pets on a leash or in a fenced-in area when outside. It's also a good idea to secure your trash cans and eliminate any potential food sources for coyotes, as they may be attracted to your property if they think they can find an easy meal.


One of the best ways to protect your pets is to make sure that they come inside at night. Coyotes are nocturnal animals and are most active during the night time. So, if you want to keep your pets safe, make sure they are indoors during the night.

Another tip is to make loud noises or throw objects to scare away any coyotes you spot in your neighborhood. It's also worth noting that while coyotes may seem cute and harmless, they can carry diseases like rabies and distemper, so it's best to keep a safe distance.

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It's also important to remember that coyote mating season is a natural process, and it's essential to respect wild animals and give them space. Coyotes play an important role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem and we should all do our part in coexisting with them safely.

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