Coyotes Spotted in The Daytime: How to Tell the Difference Between Healthy or Sickly
WINDHAM — Coyotes are appearing in the daytime frequently lately and Windham police have told the public not to fret.
On Tuesday, Windham police took to Facebook to offer an explanation and tips surrounding daytime coyote sightings.
According to the police, the coyotes are out during the daytime to look for food for their pups. Coyotes hunt chipmunks and squirrels, which also are active during the day.
Typically, when a coyote is seen during the day, it means the animal is sick, but that's not always the case.
Police said that recently if you see a coyote in the area, they are most likely hunting and won't bother you.
If they do come near your home, make loud noises such as whistles, bells, pots and pans, slapping a newspaper, shaker cans, as well as scary visuals such as umbrellas, hoses, super soakers (filled with vinegar water), anything to make it run off.
Police also said motion activated lights and motion activated sprinklers are great for the night time.
If you do think the animal is sick or is acting strange look for specific signs and call the police.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said that if an animal has rabies they will stagger, appear restless, be aggressive and may appear very friendly.
Rabies is spread if the animal bites you or their saliva enters an open wound or cut.