October 16, 2020 12:10 PM
Coyote sightings in the town
The Police Department has recently received several reports of coyote sightings in the Town, primarily from Southern Blvd. to the southern end of Town. Coyotes are a natural part of Florida’s ecosystem and maintain a presence on the island where they assist in managing rodent and small animal populations. Coyotes rarely pose a threat to people. As a precaution, we encourage our residents to walk their dogs on short leashes in areas where coyotes have been sighted recently. You can report unusual coyote behavior (approaching people, aggressiveness, or a coyote with an obvious injury) to the Police Department at our non-emergency line (561-838-5454) or to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (561-625-5122). More information on coyotes in Florida can be found at https://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/wildlife/coyotes/.