Please see below a report from a Bel-Air Neighbor:
Because of the hot weather last night (Monday 20th) we left the window open in the room when our medium-sized Golden Poodle sleeps overlooking the rear yard. We heard the dog barking around 10:30 last night and at the same time we also heard a coyote howling but didn’t recognize it at the time for what it was. We knew the dog was safe as a solid insect grill protected his window. 90 minutes later (around midnight) I switched off the exterior lights around the pool (on the other side of the house) to be confronted by a solitary coyote staring at me. We stayed looking at one another for a minute or so – separated by the pool and a distance of about 10 yards - and then I banged the sliding doors to and fro and the coyote fled. What shocked us was that, presumably attracted by the scent of our dog, the coyote appeared to have lurked around our house for at least an hour and a half looking for a way in. He was desperate and, like your other correspondents, we are concerned that there will be return visits.
Our house is in the 1600s on Stone Canyon Road.
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