Over the past few decades, our East Bay communities have seen a sharp rise in wildlife predation, with cats and dogs often becoming the prey. While there are several reasons for the increase, most of it is due to loss of wildlife habitats and human encroachment in areas that used to be considered wildlife homes. These areas continue to be inhabited by wildlife such as coyotes, whose ability to adapt to urban living is exceptional.
This means that neighborhoods and residents must also adapt to this new reality by better understanding predatory animals such as coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions. To that goal, we have provided some helpful information below about living with wildlife in Contra Costa County and who to contact if you experience issues related to coyotes.
Quick Contact List
- Dial 911 for any emergency.
- Contact the CA Department of Fish & Wildlife at (707) 428-2002 to report coyote nuisance issues.
- Contact Contra Costa Animal Services at (925) 608-8400 to report potential rabies exposure involving a coyote or to report a deceased coyote on public property.