Don’t feed coyotes

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The old saying of “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”, could be applicable in northeast Albuquerque.

Sara Brant, who lives near El Oso Grande Park, says she spotted a woman leaving rotisserie chicken and water for a coyote at least two nights this week.

She shared all of this on the “Nextdoor” app to help underline the fact that feeding coyotes can be extremely dangerous, and

Nick Pederson with Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department agrees, saying ” it can become dangerous if people aren’t familiar with the animal, they don’t know why it’s approaching them, and the situation can rise

to the coyote becoming startled or aggressive.” Pederson said coyotes will survive just fine on their own without the assistance of humans.