LETTER: Coyotes are here to stay, so get used to them.

Terry Taylor says coyotes are here to stay so North Deltans like Jimmy ("Coyotes pose a real danger," NDR No. 15, Oct. 13) need to accept it

Re: ‘Coyotes pose a real danger’ (NDR No. 15, Oct. 13)

Letter writer Jimmy sounds like a very naive guy.

Coyotes are out hunting in broad daylight at 9:30 a.m.? And in a school zone? How dare they!

Need I remind him that they were here first and have just as much right to be here as we do? Coyotes are opportunistic hunters and will hunt their prey where and when they can find it.

He states they should confine their hunting to “the woods.” Where exactly is that? City parks where we humans and our pets also frequent? Coyotes can be found even in the most densely populated parts of Metro Vancouver, e.g. the West End. They are here to stay so get used to them.

If you have the kind of cat that doesn’t know enough to stay out of their way, keep it indoors where it belongs. Delta officials are well aware of the coyotes presence and will not be taking any action. Attempts to cull (kill) or relocate coyote populations in the past have proved unsuccessful.

They are very resilient. Learn to live with them.

Terry Taylor, via email

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