Pinellas man says coyote killed cat

Pinellas man says coyote killed cat (Image 1)

Richard Brock is up early every day to walk his dog.

Monday morning, Brock made a disturbing discovery outside of San Jose elementary in Dunedin.

Brock found the body of a dead cat outside on the school grounds.

“I saw the cat laying there on the ground and obviously he was attacked by the coyotes. I knew it was coyotes because I’d seen em before,” said Brock.

Pinellas County has a web site that tracks Coyote sightings.

Https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zO3zbhJNtjcw.kZAN362A0DLM

The County Web site advises residents that the Coyote is here to stay.

Http://www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices/coyotes/index.html

Lara Milligan is a natural resources agent for Pinellas County and she was not surprised by Brock’s finding.

“Well there are coyotes around and they have been known to eat cats. They’re opportunistic feeders and they will eat whatever is available to them at the time if they are hungry,” said Milligan.

She advises residents to keep their cats and other pets inside if Coyotes have been seen in the area.

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