- 18 Jun
I’ve seen 2 reports on Snell Isle regarding coyote sitings. We’ve had a fairly long time without hearing about them but we all know, they make their mark by killing small pets and other small wildlife. The open “range” of the Vinoy Golf Course provides them the space they need and they also travel to other “open” areas like the Masonic Home. Please make sure you protect your pets so they don’t become a victim. Coyotes can run like gazelles and jump 6’ fences with no trouble at all. Remember too that if you encounter one, make yourself as large as possible flailing your arms and making loud noises like clanging pots, blowing a whistle, spraying towards them with a garden hose, etc. are the best ways to make them move away. Don’t turn your back on them and certainly don’t leave small children or pets outside without adult supervision. Normally they won’t “attack” humans unless you come between them and their pups.
The information below concerns yet ANOTHER type wildlife problem we don’t want or need, the invasive tegus that has been spotted in Pinellas County. Please read the Public Information Alert from Pinellas County Government below.
Also, remember to keep those doors and windows locked at all times and all valuables out of sight. And I surely hope you have those masks at the ready for your use when in public. Please stay well and safe! We’re all in this together!