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Coyotes at Glendale home will be trapped, killed, officials say

September 12, 2011 |  5:31 pm

Coyote house

A pack of coyotes that has moved into a vacant home in north Glendale will be euthanized after they are caught, a Los Angeles County official told the Glendale News-Press on Monday, adding that the focus “is on human life.”

County officials will assess areas around Brockmont Drive this week to decide where to set traps to catch several coyotes that neighbors say have taken up residence in a burned, hollowed out home that has sat vacant since November.

Neighbors say they fear that the coyotes, whose pups have been raised on the street, could turn territorial and dangerous.

Once caught, the animals will be euthanized because they cannot be returned to the wild, said Ken Pellman, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.


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Photo: The abandoned house that neighbors say is inhabited by coyotes.

Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times