Officials remind residents not to leave food scraps out for coyotes

East siders not feeling  same support in city coyote issue

Public Health Madison and Dane County is reminding residents that leaving food scraps out for wildlife may be a violation of city ordinances.

According to a PHMDC Facebook post, they have heard someone on the east side may be leaving food scraps out for coyotes or other wild animals.

“Offering food scraps that attract wildlife may be a violation of Madison ordinances that protect our lakes, regulate composting or control rats,” the post said.

Officials said leaving food out is a major reason wild animals get too close to homes.

Officials ask anyone who sees people putting food scraps out to call 608-242-6515 to report it.