Otis Hicks has had two confrontation with a coyote around his Pontiac home. It first approached him from behind while he was on his riding mower.
"He came after me," Hicks said. "He wasn't spooked or anything. He just came in front of me."
When Hicks turned the mower toward the animal, it ran away.
Hicks is worried because his four-year-old grandson often visits.
"I got to be with him if he go out back," he said.
Hicks has seen three coyotes at a time and he said neighbors have seen more.
Hicks hired Mark Evans of “Critters be Gone.”
Evans has trapped and killed two coyotes in Pontiac.
"This is the first time ever in Pontiac I've gotten a call for nuisance coyotes," he said. "They survive everywhere. They have no predators, they have no fear of humans."
Evans said he’s killed 61 coyotes in Oakland County, mostly in more rural areas.
Humans have not been attacked in Michigan, but pets are at risk.
"There's signs all over of missing dogs and cats. Well, most of them aren't missing, they're probably dinner," Evans said.
Though pets in Hicks’ area may be safe, neighborhood rules prohibit dogs and cats from being outside unless the owner is with them.
The DNR says coyotes are very adaptable and should never feed them.
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