Erie is no stranger to coyote sightings. These clever canids have readily adapted to our food and habitat-rich environments. As sightings begin to rise, the Erie Police Department recently offered some reminders to help avoid coyote encounters in your neighborhood. If you encounter a coyote behaving aggressively or a coyote attack, we urge you to contact dispatch at 303-441-4444. Ask to speak with an officer, who will forward the details to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. For information on how to minimize coyote encounters, visit: www.erieco.gov/265/Coyotes-FAQs.