Reports of sightings of coyotes in The Hills should remind us that coyotes are indigenous to this part of the country. They continue to survive in areas that have become urbanized. Efforts to eradicate them in various parts of our area have been unsuccessful for the most part. Please keep your small pets under close supervision. Cats seem to be particularly delicious to the coyote palate. Do not leave pet food outside. If you feed a pet outdoors make sure you bring the food inside when the pet is finished eating and never leave food outside overnight.