Possible coyote in South Pasadena

Possible coyote in South Pasadena

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Van Nuys, CA

#1 Jun 21, 2008
A friend's cat got ripped apart last night by what seems to be a coyote. I say this because the attack was violent enought to rip the cat in half. This happened on the front lawn of a Fair Oaks Avenue house.
I live one street over and I have already spotted a coyote twice at night walking on my back wall.
Is there anyon else out there who may have seen one lately or has had a pet attacked or killed by what seems to be a large animal?
What can be done?

Camarillo, CA

#2 Jul 15, 2008
I live up in the hills off of Monterey so it's not rare to see coyotes. However, the past month I've seen coyotes out during the day on the street and in my back yard. I've tried to chase them away because I have a small dog and a toddler. They honestly do not seem scared at all. They are pretty brazen and dangerous. If you see one it is best to try and chase them away- it seems like the ones up here are getting used to being around people, which can be very dangerous.
I wish I could offer other advice. I was going to call the city but I'm not sure there's anything they can do.
Any other advice would be helpful. I'm scared to let my dog or child outside.

United States

#3 Jul 15, 2008

Thank you for sharing that information.
Actually, someone else told me that they came face to face with a coyote in Alhambra, at 9.30am, staking out stray cats in a residential area. I wish the city would at least inform the residents of the coyote presence so that other pet owners can be aware of the dangers.
I doubt that they would be as bold as to attack a toddler but if they are truely desperate, who knows?!

Van Nuys, CA

#4 Jul 16, 2008

I did call the city and they told me that Pasadena Humane Society does the animal control for S. Pasadena. I spoke to woman there and she told me this time of year they come out a lot during the day looking for food and water.
She told me to make loud noises or spray them with a hose to deter them. She also told me not to leave my dog or child unattended at any time outside. Other than that she couldn't really offer any advice. They won't relocate coyotes and there really isn't anything they will do unless there are instances where they attack people.
Oh, another thing she told me was not to feed my dog outside or any other pets. Even bird feeders will attract them.
The good news is they only seem to be this active during the summer time.
I wish there was a more surefire way of keeping them away but apparently there's not much one can do to really deter them.
Let me know if you hear of any way to deter them.
cream iT

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Jul 16, 2008
just this past sunday I watch a few coyotes in alhambra park At 1:am going eatimg from the trash cans.

Seattle, WA

#6 Jul 27, 2008
Coyotes are out and about in South Pasadena again, Fair oaks and Rollin Street. Tried to attack another cat.
Keep your pets inside at night.

La Crescenta, CA

#7 Jul 29, 2008
we see coyote quite often roaming and hunting up and down milan ave. not long ago we saw two large coyote sneaking through the front yards together and slinking in the shadows, when we slowed the car down and called out to them, they were not afraid at all and even came a bit closer to the car...they were quite large and did not look underfed...

Temple City, CA

#8 Dec 27, 2008
We had a large coyote attack our small dog tonight when I let the dog out into the fenced back yard to go to the bathroom. In a matter of seconds, the coyote had picked up our dog by the neck, but dropped her when startled by my yelling. We live in West Pasadena near the Tournament of Roses House.

La Crescenta, CA

#9 May 11, 2009
May 11, 2009
We live on Claremont St in Pasadena, and found the horrific remains of a cat on our front lawn this morning. Called the police and animal control: they were certain it was a coyote. It sadly must have been a pet, as it had a collar. Please keep your animals inside. I too wish someone would notify residents when there are indications of coyotes present in your neighborhood. Does anyone know of ANY deterrents?

Burbank, CA

#10 May 24, 2009
I'm sorry to hear that you found the remains of a pet, the way I did. They tend to come down from the hills when the weather gets hot and they are very bold animals when they're hungry. Not much scares them. The city is aware of the problem it seems but there's nothing much they can do.
If what you found had a collar you should see if there is a phone number or address and at least notify the family. Not knowing where your pet is is worse than knowing what happened.

Orange, CA

#11 May 24, 2009
Yes - we tried to find a tag, as did Animal Control, and there was nothing but the collar. And nothing left to scan for microchip. Yes it is awful not to know what has happened to your missing animal.
If what you found had a collar you should see if there is a phone number or address and at least notify the family. Not knowing where your pet is is worse than knowing what happened.

Alhambra, CA

#12 Aug 17, 2009
I hate these damn coyotes. Last night my dog was attacked and bitten in half... I found him too late. I didn't know that coyotes were active in the summer. I too wish that the city would mail us an alert, that way, we, as pet owners can do something about it. The sad thing was, my neighbors saw coyote activity one week ago and failed to alert us.. they KNEW that my dog was free to roam (he has a doggy door so he can go to the bathroom whenever he wants-- he pees a lot). Ugh. is there absolutely no way to do anything about them? My mom and I are like ready to go on a hunting spree (not that we will), but we're so damn frustrated...

Glendora, CA

#13 Aug 17, 2009
SO sorry to hear about your loss.....how terrible. I too wish there were some kind of 'coyote alert' that could be posted somewhere, on the internet or on tv.....guess they don't have the resources to do that, but it would certainly help living with wild critters. I know we're displacing them, but our own critters shouldn't be put at risk of losing their lives.

Animal Control told me that with global warming, there are more fires and warmer weather and that makes the animals forage farther in search of food: like up to our back doorsteps! Another reason to fight that problem...
Jones Foyer

United States

#14 Nov 17, 2009
Saw a coyote up on St. Albans street this morning on the hill in South Pasadena. It's a little more wild then downtown, but still surprising to see them in the area. Keep track of your cats.
Pixie South Pasadena CA

United States

#15 Oct 3, 2011
Please be aware that coyotes are preying on pets in South Pasadena. In late September 2011 a coyote killed a cat, taking him from his home property on Stratford and Grevelia and leaving his remains in Garfield Park. We have a second cat and keep her inside at night now. If she needs to go out before morning, we go with her and stand by her stomping and making noises until she is ready to come back in. Also we have put posters up in the area to warn other pet owners about the presence of coyotes. I too wish the city had sent us a notice warning us of this danger. We hope we can at least spare other pet owners a similar loss. Please don't leave food or trash outside, keep your pet inside at night if possible and if your cat has bells on their collar, remove them because they can attract predators. Also put on any motion activated lights you might have as they can scare coyotes away. But really the only way to keep your pet safe is to keep them inside. Please spread the word to other pet owners!

Anaheim, CA

#16 Oct 8, 2011
I have been an outdoors type since I was little and know very well how dangerous predators can be in the city. More than once, walking my dog at night I've seen coyotes loop on my downwind side in Garfield Park. A puppy's head, collar and parts were found in the last few days there and can't imagine how the owners must have felt. From experience in the Hollywood Hills when they became unafraid of humans in the 80s, I found they also thrive of pet food left on the porch. I will be keeping my hunting bow handy. If allowed to thrive they will grow larger than most can imagine. 65lbs with an inch layer of fat on one which killed a friend's pet and met with an unplanned surprise. That's first hand personal experience btw.

Anaheim, CA

#17 Oct 8, 2011
Thank you all for having this website - it serves well as an alert. Yesterday 10/7/11 I noticed that someone had put up fliers warning about them. They also travel Huntington Dr late at night and an acquaintance lost a dog because of that pack.

Alhambra, CA

#18 Nov 28, 2011
spot two around 1am around san marino and garfield, me and my friend try to chase them away.. they are not scare of us...... and just simply walk away

San Diego, CA

#19 Jan 5, 2012
Three coyotes spotted 1/06 (tonight 8:30) on Huntington Dr. near Alhmabra Road, heading north up the sidewalk.

San Diego, CA

#20 Jan 5, 2012
3 coyotes spotted heading north on Huntington Drive, near Alhmabra road. 1/06/12 8:30ishpm
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