January is coyote courting and mating season and coyotes require more food during this time. Also, seasonal weather changes in January may increase coyote activity and coyote sightings. This will be especially true if we experience more rainfall than normal this month. Keep your pets indoors in the evening and at night, secure the lid to your garbage cans and dumpsters, do not leave food or water outside - not for your own pets and not for wild animals, and harvest your garden and fruit trees as soon as your vegetables and fruit are ready. If you see a coyote in a residential area, please call Laguna Beach Animal Services at (949) 497-0701. You may also report coyote sightings to firstname.lastname@example.org.