Please see below a note from a Bel-Air neighbor:
Yesterday, at about 6:30pm, we literally watched a coyote ( a bit smaller than a Golden Retreiver) casually walking south down Bentley Avenue. As we came down Bentley Circle to the corner of the intersection, he sprang off and into the bushes. We called the homeowners near that area and left them a message. This is the first daylight sighting of a coyote that we have seen in our immediate block neighborhood.
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.