Hello Reserve 1 Neighbors,
This note is a "wildlife reminder" to all.
A Waterford resident reported seeing 3 coyotes on March 30th, around 9:00pm. His report was posted on NextDoor, and indicated the coyotes were seen near Lismore and Reserve (Heron Run?). As you probably already know, coyotes are nocturnal hunters and often roam in packs. Statistically, coyote attacks on humans are rare. Pets should always be supervised; if walking a pet after dusk, be alert to your surroundings.
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission reports that coyote sightings peak in May, as they search for food for their young pups. Primarily, they look for fruit, bugs, and small mammals. They are opportunistic and will take advantage of pet food left outdoors, food scraps and other tidbits left outside or in trash bins.
The following website may provide some additional interesting information regarding coyotes in NC:
Besides coyotes, residents should be watchful for other wildlife in the Waterford area, including snakes, spiders, beavers, geese, and alligators. Springtime is a very active season for most.
Stay Safe and Watch Out for One Another!!
-Bob Glancy, Neighborhood Watch, Reserve 1