Please see below a note from a Bel-Air neighbor:
On Monday morning, Sept 5 at 9:00am on the 1500 block of Stone Canyon Rd, the owner and his Chihuahua where in the yard about 30 feet from the house. A 20-30 pound coyote came down and snatched his dog ten feet from where the owner was standing and ran up the hill to three other coyotes. The owner watched as the four coyotes tore his dog apart. The owner is obviously shaken and heartbroken.
In addition to notifying our Bel-Air resources at email@example.com, please report ALL coyote or aggressive wildlife sightings to the below authorities. It is imperative they receive this information as it clearly depicts the serious issue facing Bel-Air and its neighboring communities.
You MUST immediately contact the West Los Angeles Animal Services at 310-207-3156 and file a Wildlife Sighting Report. If they say that they do not accept reports over the phone, say that you were told by Officer Randall (the Wildlife Officer in charge of our area) that they are supposed to accept phone reports. You would file this report whether it was a mountain lion or a coyote.
Also, please file a report with the Dept of Fish and Game at 562-596-3885.
We need to keep notifying the appropriate wildlife authorities about this serious problem that threatens human safety.
Please continue to contribute to the monitoring program by emailing all sightings firstname.lastname@example.org.Information is power when it comes to how we will address the coyote problem in Bel-Air & West L.A.