St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Coyote Trapping Begins in St. John

Coyote Trapping Begins in St. John

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – The Department of Public Safety is working with a Wildlife and Fisheries, Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator to remove coyotes from residential areas within the parish. Trapping was initiated at the end of last week and will continue for a period of thirty-one days.  To date, three coyotes have been trapped in LaPlace. 

Based on reported sightings, four live traps were placed in the Belle Terre area and additional traps are being placed in Garyville/Mt Airy.  Residents are asked to report coyotes sighting to the Department of Public Safety by calling 985-652-2222.  Once coyotes are trapped, they are transported to another Parish where the are used for training purposes. 

Residents in the impacted areas should keep a careful watch over small pets and children and refrain from approaching coyotes.  They should also avoid trapping devices.