ST. LOUIS – Late February to early March is the period for coyote mating season, which means we have a better chance of running into them in our yards. In the spring, they start having their pups and will also be actively looking for food.
Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation spokesman, said the good news is people are not on the dinner menu for coyotes. If you see a coyote, keep your distance and remove all temptations from your yard. Remove any outdoor pet food, possibly take down bird feeders, because the seed that drops might attract rodents, which could then attract coyotes.