SLO residents upset over gun violence against coyote
January 18, 2013
The death of a coyote near Perfumo Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo has spurred an investigation by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. [KCOY]
An unseen person shot the coyote Tuesday morning that was part of a pack on a hillside behind Laguna Lake Mobile Estates. The coyote tumbled down the hill, upsetting the neighbors watching.
A Pacific Wildlife Care volunteer took the wounded coyote to the organization’s hospital in Morro Bay. However, workers at Pacific Wildlife Care euthanized the animal after discovering its wounds could not be healed.
Fish and Wildlife does not list coyotes as a protected species. Hunters can kill them at any time of year, and landowners can shoot them to protect their property.
Still, Fish and Wildlife is conducting a criminal investigation.