Letter: Can’t coyotes and people just get along?
I am a fifth-grade student in Mrs. Kuhn’s class at Towne Meadow Elementary School, and I am concerned about coyotes roaming around Carmel neighborhoods. Even though our yard is fenced, my family worries each time we have to let our new puppy outside after dark. Although coyotes are a major problem in Carmel, I do not think that they should be captured and killed. It is not their fault they are now wandering all around our city. According to “Are Carmel’s coyotes cause for concern?” by Adam Aasen, published Feb. 25, people are feeding coyotes, which makes them less afraid of humans. Feeding coyotes also encourages them to hunt in people’s backyards and maybe even breed more. I think the government should pass a law making it illegal to feed coyotes. There are also too many construction projects in Carmel taking away the coyotes’ natural habitat. Maybe the developers should reconsider their plans and leave some land untouched so the coyotes would have a place to live and feed. Instead of killing coyotes, we should find a way to live with them.
Ryan P., 46032