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Riverside Offers Humane Coyote Hazing Seminar

Free seminar teaches humane techniques for resolving conflicts with neighborhood coyotes on April 29.

The Village of Riverside is offering a free seminar on resolving conflicts with coyotes on April 29.
The Village of Riverside is offering a free seminar on resolving conflicts with coyotes on April 29.

The Village of Riverside is hosting a seminar on how area residents can handle clashes with coyotes. An expert from The Humane Society of the United States will teach participants how to protect their homes, plants, pets and more from coyotes in a humane way.

There have been numerous coyote sightings in the local area and this seminar includes tips on protecting pets from coyotes, as well as reducing coyote attractants in neighborhoods and hazing bold coyotes.

Coyote hazing helps restore the fear of humans back into coyotes who have become habituated to people and involves the systematic use of deterrents including noisemakers, projectiles and water hoses. This is a humane method for reducing conflicts with coyotes.

Lynsey White Dasher, director of humane and wildlife conflict resolution for The Humane Society of the United States will lead the seminar, built on the premise that humane solutions effective than cruelty when resolving conflicts with coyotes.

The seminar is from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, in second floor auditorium at Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road.

For more information about what to do if you run into a coyote, visit The Humane Society of the United States.


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