Aransas Pass Resident Speaks Out About Coyote Problem in Neighborhood

An Aransas Pass man has had it with the coyote problem in his neighborhood. He says it has been going on for months, and is only getting worse.

Albert Martin lives on South 8th Street and said the coyotes come out every night around 10 p.m. and run through the neighborhood, looking for food, knocking over trash cans, and howling. Just two nights ago, he said they attacked his pet Chihuahua, which bled out and died.

Martin said he is concerned because there are schools in the neighborhood, and the coyotes are only becoming more aggressive.

"Now, you know as it progresses, there's more of them, and they're getting to where they don't care, you know, when they see a human," Martin said. "They really don't care. You know, they don't try to run off unless you try to run at it or something, and then they'll move off or something."

Animal Control said they have set a couple of traps in the brush of that neighborhood, but so far, they have not been successful in capturing the coyotes.

Meanwhile, Martin said he is thinking about buying an air rifle for protection.


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