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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - This weekend, the Clear Lake Shores Police Department was notified by our residents that the geese that usually reside at Jarboe park were missing. The geese were found safe, however, residents expressed their concerns after a coyote attacked a muscovy duck and a goose on Wednesday, January 1st.
The Clear Lake Shores Police Department is aware of the situation and has already contacted the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to find more resources to monitor, track and respond to coyote complaints.
While we wait on a response to properly address this situation, we would like to provide our residents with some helpful information to ensure the safety of yourself and your pets.
Coyotes are considered “Urban Wildlife,” which just means they are wildlife that are able to thrive or live in urban environments. Coyotes are drawn to urban areas for food, water, shelter, and unattended pets. Here is some information provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regarding urban wildlife:
Urban and suburban coyotes, like urban deer, are symptoms of a broader issue. People continue to expand housing subdivisions and other human development into what used to be open range wildlife habitat, especially on the expanding fringes of large metropolitan areas. This is increasing the potential for encounters and conflicts between people and wildlife.
There are some common sense precautions people can take to manage coyotes:
To learn more, please visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/nuisance/coyote/
To report observations of coyotes, please contact the CLS PD non-emergency number at (281) 334-1034. If you are in danger, please contact 911.