Please see below a note from a Bel-Air neighbor:
Saturday morning, near the intersection of Stradella Road & Stradella Court, a Coyote attempted to snatch my dog. It came up my steps in the back-yard and grabbed my dog by the neck. Fortunately, I was out there and was able to make enough noise and scream at the Coyote to release her. She has a puncture wound on her neck, but thankfully I was watching closely. Thank you to my neighbors who have warned me of Coyote activity.
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.