Frank Vincenti, director of the Wild Dog Foundation based out of Long Island, has been trying to come and consult with local residents on how to coexist with our new nuisance-at-large, the coyotes.
The Condominium management company hired a trapper to rid them of at least one coyote that rattled the community when it supposedly back into their home. Vincenti said he has been approaching them to speak there with no luck. So he's moved along to the nearby d complex, where he's arranged a speaking engagement this Sunday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m.
“Unfortunately Edgemont resisted all efforts on my behalf,” he said. “I know the reasoning why coyotes would associate with condominium complexes as this occurs in other urban areas... While I respect the State [DEC] and want to work with them, they usually will advocate more hunting, which doesn't resolve any conflict."
In a forum open to the public, Vincenti will share his 20-year expertise on these creatures and how we might better coexist. Likely to be his biggest points: don't leave pet food outside, or your small pets.
“I will try to resolve all the misinformation that has been spreading about coyotes in Westchester,” Vincenti said.