The City of Galveston's Animal Services Unit and Geographic Information System division have teamed up to create a coyote sighting tool to provide animal services officers and residents more information about the island's coyote population.
The new online form allows residents to report when and where coyotes are spotted in their neighborhoods. The information is then sent to the Animal Services Unit and made available online as a resource for residents. This tool may help residents by raising awareness and encouraging them to keep their small pets protected.
Residents may access the coyote sightings tool by visiting https://gis.galvestontx.gov.
In addition to the new sighting tool, the Animal Services Unit has compiled and made available several coyote resources.
GPD ASU COYOTE MANAGEMENT OFFICIAL WEBSITE This page contains a great overall view of our Coyote Management Plan.
Galveston Coyote Sighting Form If you see a coyote or maybe one of your friends or neighbors mentions having seen one, please report the sighting here and an ASU officer will follow up with you.
Galveston Coyote Sightings Map When a coyote sighting has been verified by an ASU officer the information is posted on this public map. We will not share your personal information.
Galveston Coyote Hazing Guidelines Know what to do when you see a coyote or have a coyote frequenting an area where it is not welcome.
Coyote Behavior and the Animal Services Unit Response This page explains how the Animal Services Unit responds when a coyote displays different types of behavior.
Coyote Attractant Yard Audit Are you attracting coyotes to your yard or neighborhood? Here is a yard audit form that may highlight some reasons coyotes are in your area.