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Tackling Southern California's Urban Coyote Problem

Nationally known wildlife expert will hold free seminars this week on coexisting with the wild animals.

Do you have a coyote problem? If you haven't seen Fluffy in a while, or if you've spotted a coyote wandering your neighborhood in the early dawn, maybe you do and don't know it. 

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To help educate citizens to the problem of urban coyotes, which have existed for years throughout parts of Southern California, urban wildlife specialist Lynsey White Dasher of the Humane Society of the United States will hold three free seminars about coyotes that will cover the species' behavior, its attractants, its deterrents and related topics. Question and answer sessions will follow her presentations.

Huntington Beach will be the location for Tuesday night's session. The City of Long Beach's Animal Care Services Bureau is hosting the national expert on Thursday.

The seminars are scheduled for:

  • 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Huntington Beach Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbot Avenue, Huntington Beach.

Thursday in two Long Beach locations:

  • 1:30-3 p.m. at P.D. Pitchford Companion Village Auditorium 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach.
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Skylinks Golf Course 4800 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach. 

The public is asked to RSVP to (562) 570-3072 or animalcare@longbeach.gov for this event.

For more information, please visit www.longbeach.gov/acs

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