Traps being set in Tega Cay to catch coyotes

TEGA CAY, S.C. — Officials are setting up traps in Tega Cay for coyote after neighbors have been complaining about the wild animals for months.

Wildlife experts put out six traps out Monday morning. They said most of the coyote sightings have been around the golf course in Tega Cay, wooded areas and some people’s yards.

The sightings have been going on for a couple of years, but more recently the coyotes have been attacking and killing some pets, according to neighbors.

Judy Forrest told Channel 9 she was witnessed a coyote attacking her dog. She said she’s glad something is being done.

“We are glad for them to finally try something. We will know in a couple of weeks how many we caught, you know, if there is any difference in how much we see them,” Forrest said.

Officials said the traps will be checked every morning for the next two weeks. If a coyote is caught it won’t be relocated somewhere else, instead the animal will be euthanized.

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