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West Anaheim residents hire trapper to catch coyotes

September 14, 2011 |  3:15 pm

West Anaheim residents have hired a trapper after they say city and Orange County officials failed to respond to their complaints about coyotes.

On Saturday, an adult coyote was captured at the Stonybrook Nursery, near Dale Street and Stonybrook Drive. The animal was then euthanized by Orange County Animal Care.

Residents first complained about the coyotes in July. They say several pets have been attacked and killed since then, including two Yorkshire terriers in a yard next to the nursery.

Mya Orozco tells KTLA-TV Channel 5 that a coyote jumped a fence into her family's yard, snatched a small dog and hopped back over the fence into the nursery.

"He got eaten up alive," she said.

Residents say they had hoped officials would capture and relocate the coyotes, but they were left with no choice but to hire the trapper.

Officials apparently told them that the coyotes had moved on and were no longer a threat.


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-- KTLA-TV Channel 5