The catastrophic flooding hitting the Houston area now due to Hurricane Harvey’s rain bands stalling will push the significant coyote and feral hog population out into the open.
The drainage ditch systems as well as the green belts near White Oak, Buffalo and Brays Bayou system are where coyotes dwell and use to travel throughout the metropolitan area.
How far do coyotes penetrate into this vast urban zone?
I saw a fresh road kill last year 1/4 mile east of the I-59 exit off of Interstate 10. They will be roaming the streets now and seeking shelter.
*Keep garbage inside or at least keep the lid on your cans.
*Feed your dogs and cats inside.
*Do not attempt to feed coyotes or any stray dog you might come across. Some have problems distinguishing dogs and coyotes.
*If your dog has to go walk it on a leash and keep walks short and away from any wooded areas or cover.
In addition to coyotes, feral hogs are an increasing issue in the Houston area with significant numbers along the eastern Beltway 8 corridor, in the wooded areas near Pasadena, Texas City and virtually all of the northern tier communities.
Texas Fish & Game is looking for photos and videos of coyotes, hogs and other wildlife in the flooded areas. If you have any of these please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.