The only time a coyote sighting needs to be reported is when the animal appears to be in distress, or is causing a threat. If so, contact the Public Safety Department at 734/394-5400.
According to the DNR, coyote sightings in lower Michigan are on the rise. A coyote should not automatically be considered a cause for concern. Residents are advised to minimize potential conflict with coyotes by not approaching or feeding them, and by eliminating all possible outdoor sources of food, including pet food and trash. Pets should spend minimal time unsupervised outdoors if a coyote is known to be in the area, especially at night.