New film highlights coexistence with urban coyotes

Researching How to Live With Coyotes – National Geographic  Originally from central North America, coyotes are among the top predators in the United States. They have thrived, spreading across the continent, preying on rural livestock, and scavenging all the way to urban areas—there have been sightings of the canine in New York City’s Central Park….

“Coexisting with Coyotes” Presentation at REI Oxnard Nov. 9, 2016

“Coexisting with Coyotes” Presentation at REI Oxnard Ventura Hillsides Conservancy and REI, Oxnard are teaming up with coyote expert David Lee for a free, special presentation on the coyotes in urban settings, 11/9 at 6:30 pm. This is first time this popular event is being held at REI Oxnard. A coyote’s nighttime yips and howls…

Coyote attacks child in Orange County

Last month in Orange County, CA a coyote bit a six-year-old boy and tried to drag him away. The boy’s father intervened and saved his child from potentially serious injury. Urban coyote populations are increasing, and this incident underscores the need to vigilant about coyote safety, especially around small children. Click here for details. Here…

Small dog falls prey to coyote in Masachusetts

A small terrier in Massachusetts was reportedly killed by a coyote last week. This is a sad and unfortunate occurrence, especially for the family who lost a loved one.  The incident underscores our work at VWG – preventing these mishaps by raising awareness. If you live in an area where coyotes occur, let this be…

Rhode Island coyote to be euthanized

When wild animals that have access to human food or trash often loose a natural fear of people.   Euthanization is the last resort.  In this story, a coyote that’s well-known to residents on Aquidneck Island, RI is slated to be euthanized because it’s too comfortable around humans. Here at VWG, we work to prevent wildlife…

Rare Black Bear Sighting in the Santa Monica Mountains

Interesting news article about a black bear living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. This discovery underscores that urban wildlife is often living among us or nearby. Wild animals are often undetected until there is a conflict.

Deer in the headlights: California wildlife collisions top $225 million

Here at Ventura Wildlife Guru, reducing and preventing conflicts with wildlife is a top priority. Whether you hit a deer, coyote or raccoon, the impacts go far beyond the damage to your vehicle. This A recent UC Davis study estimated the real costs of roadkill in the article below. Please scan for wildlife as you drive, and slow down at potential wildlife crossings…