Brighton neighborhood concerned coyotes could pose threat to pets

No reports of attacks on humans reported

Coyote spotted in Metro Detroit neighborhood

BRIGHTON, Mich. – Concern is growing in Brighton about the coyotes having run-ins with neighborhood pets.

Residents in one house, who have lived there for more than 20 years, said that the coyote problem is something that’s really ramped up over the last year.

Dennis Howie lives in the community and is fearful for his three dogs.

Alexander Lozano has spotted coyotes on different occasions. He believes there are more than just two coyotes based on the different sizes he’s seen.

There have been no reports of attacks on humans.

One resident has reached out to the mayor of Brighton, but because of city limits she was told to reach out to Genoa Township Hall, who has not yet responded.

A resident said that she has been reaching out to the Department of Natural Resources, but so far nothing has been done.

A community member reported that they paid to hire a coyote catcher, but the coyote problem remains.

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