According to local accounts, a coyote entered and exited a Los Angeles residence through an unsecured dog door late Friday.
A coyote effortlessly bounds across a wall between Julie Levine’s Woodland Hills house and her neighbor’s in video footage from the event. Around 11:47 p.m., the coyote saunters inside the house through an opened dog door. PT and departs after around three minutes.
Her three beagles began smelling the corridor in her home where the coyote had entered after the animal had departed, and she had no idea the animal had entered.
The dogs began tracing the coyote’s smell, prompting her to check her CCTV video. The coyote probably merely sniffed around the corridor, spotted them sitting there, and decided he was outmanned, so he slithered away.
Levine’s neighbors had an encounter with a coyote in their yard recently, which Levine suspects is the same animal.
Woodland Hills is close to Summit Valley Edmund D. Edelman Park in Los Angeles.
Although coyotes seldom attack people, a coyote attacked a toddler at the Huntington Beach Pier in April, injuring her face.
Coyotes are known to hurt and even kill small pets, although they seldom enter homes.
They’re courageous, they’re clever, they’re hunting for food and water, and they could even bring some pals back the next time, according to Levine.
Levine believes this coyote has visited her area previously. Surveillance cameras captured this video of her neighbor chasing a coyote from his property only last week.
Coyotes are highly adaptable creatures that have learnt to thrive in a variety of settings, including close proximity to people. Wildlife specialists believe people contributed to the problem by leaving food and waste out for a tasty snack.
They are naturally afraid of people. They mostly hunt rodents to help regulate their numbers, but they will not pass up an easy meal.