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Coyote making neighbors nervous in Santa Maria’s Country Club Estates

This coyote is not the typical golfer Santa Maria Country Club Estates neighbors like Barbara Aggert sees behind her house.

“Last night [it was] rolling around like it was playing and then it came over towards the house, it doesn’t seem too afraid of us. I followed it all the way back into the maintenance yard,” Aggert explained.

Aggert says the coyote has been spotted on the course several times and it’s starting to make them nervous for children and pets like her dog Raven.

“There’s a little dog on the other side that probably weighs five pounds and I know some neighbors have already lost cats and they’re thinking the coyote got that too.”

Aggert says they’d like to see the coyote removed from the area but have hit some road blocks. She says her neighbors were told Fish and Wildlife could only come if the coyote was being a nuisance.

In the meantime she plans on locking up her dog Raven at night.

“I would like to see someone trap it and take it away.. I don’t really want to kill it.”

Santa Barbara County Animal Services recommends being diligent with your pets and property by locking them up and always keeping an eye out when you let them out in the backyard.

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