Weymouth Family Concerned About Coyotes On Their Property

WEYMOUTH (CBS) – A Weymouth resident spotted three coyotes in her backyard Thursday and said that the animals even chased some of her family members inside the house.

Amy Johnson said that she’s concerned for the safety of her family, as well as for her cat and dog.

Johnson and her husband are afraid of an attack, especially after he saw the coyotes come closer to the house to drink from their dog’s pool.

Johnson said she also heard the coyotes killing an animal in the woods.

“The screams were awful,” she says. “And after the animal was killed, the the coyote howled.”

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports:

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife says it’s peak season for coyote sightings because young pups are learning how to hunt.

Robert Deblinger of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife offers the Johnsons and others advice for dealing with a coyote intrusion.

“If they are still there you act aggressively toward them,” he says. “You scare them off, let them know this human territory and they are not welcome.”

But, Johnson says that’s easier said than done.

“They can come out, and they can get us,” she says.

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