Farmington Hills Police Warn About Coyote Sighting

Authorities issue an alert advising residents in the Old Homestead subdivision to keep their pets close.

Farmington Hills Police issued a Nixle.com alert Friday night, after several residents in the Old Homestead subdivision reported seeing a coyote. 

"Residents are advised to keep your pets under close watch and to be cautious if the animal is observed," the alert advised. 

The department has contacted the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources about the sighting. 

Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch readers earlier this month reported their coyote sightings in the community. A number were along 11 Mile Road; Old Homestead is located in the 11 Mile and Drake Road area. 

View the map here: Coyote Sightings in Farmington and Farmington Hills. 

Donna Lincourt January 25, 2013 at 11:09 PM
We saw a coyote on sunday afternoon in pure daylight. it was crossing Drake road between 11 mile and 12 mile roads. it did not appear to be sick or even afraid of us. My husband rolled down the car window and it looked at us for a minute, did not run off right away. That is scary. The sheer fact that they are so comfortable with humans.
Robert Noe January 26, 2013 at 08:02 AM
I have seen a coyote(s) in Woodbine for about 6-7 years. I have also noticed a significant decline in red and gray squirrels. I am happy to see the reintroduction of wildlife in the sub including deer and fox. I watched after my puppy because of this and even now that she is superior in strength and tenacity I realize she does not have the immediate urge to kill. Coyotes will take down much larger and stronger dogs because they are not interested in dominance, just the kill. Watch your pets, be responsible and enjoy the regeneration of wildlife in our sub and city.
Joanna January 27, 2013 at 04:07 PM
We have also been seeing (and hearing) Coyotes for years here in the South Lyon area. A couple of years ago we actually noticed one watching our dogs play in our yard which gave us a very uneasy feeling. It's very important to keep a watchful eye on your pets and don't leave them unattended.


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