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Calif. Wildfire Causes Coyotes to Come into Suburbs

Updated: 08/02/2014 1:02 PM
Created: 08/02/2014 1:00 PM KSTP.com
By: McKenzie Gernes

A severe drought in California has been causing a lot of problems for residents. It is not the lack of water they're worried about, it's the wild animals. The animals have been spotted getting closer and closer to homes.

A man and his dog were seen running scared in suburban Burbank, California. A pack of coyotes came right into their neighborhood.

"As I was walking, I saw four to five coyotes coming at me, they were just coming out like a horror movie," Nick Mendoza, a Burbank resident reported.

Coyote sightings are not uncommon in southern California but close encounters like these are on the rise. Experts say that the severe drought is sending wild animals into human habitats looking for food and water.


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