Jan 24, 2012 10:49 AM by AP
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The number of coyote-related calls in Calcasieu Parish has dropped significantly over the past year.
Nathan Areno, head of Animal Services for the parish, tells the American Press his department received 75 calls in January 2011 and only two so far this month.
Areno said the per-month call volume in 2011 ranged from three in June and October to 12 in April. One exception was the 33 calls reported in March.
He said the highest volume comes from an area that includes McNeese State University. Other notable areas include Westlake, Sulphur and Carlyss.
Areno said coyote sightings regularly occur in wooded areas that are later cleared for development.