BUT STILL, KEEP YOUR DOG CLOSE,
SAYS STEVE SEARLES
Everyone already knows to be careful of bears and mountain lions around Mammoth, but coyotes?
News that a coyote recently killed a very large dog right in front of its ownerâs eyes recently in Colorado prompted the Times to talk to Mammothâs wildlife expert, Steve Searles.
Searles was once employed by the Town of Mammoth Lakes as an animal control specialist when the townâs coyote population was several times what it is today.
âIâve never heard of a coyote attacking a grown adult, but dogs, yes,â he said.