Please see below a note from a Bel-Air neighbor:
On Sunday afternoon around 2:30 I was out planting in the canyon behind my house just below the magnet school on Bellagio, between Bellagio Terrace and Cascada. A coyote crossed over Bellagio Road and walked down into the canyon. We yelled at it, but it was about 20 yards away. It paid little attention and proceeded to mark the area. Then it leisurely strolled on down the canyon. It appeared to be in excellent health with nice fur and not skinny.
In addition to notifying our Bel-Air resources at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.Information is power when it comes to how we will address the coyote problem in Bel-Air & West L.A.