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Laguna Woods May Allow Coyotes to be Shot on Sight

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After a rash of coyote attacks on local pets -- some fatal -- the Laguna Woods City Council is considering allowing licensed personnel to carry firearms, so they could shoot potentially dangerous animals. The proposed ordinance comes after several dogs were attacked and two killed in recent weeks, reports KCBS. One pet owner was dragged as she tried to save her 12-year-old terrier from the grip of a coyote. The attacks mark a change in the coyotes behavior, according to city manager Leslie Keane, who said that the animals are usually afraid of humans.