On Wednesday, July 23rd, Angeline Scotten with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be giving a presentation about coyotes in Lakeland beginning at 6PM in the City Commission Chambers. The presentation is being given in response to several cat mutilations reported in April around the Lake Hollingsworth area. In these cases, the cat carcasses were examined at the University of Florida in Gainesville by Veterinary Forensic Pathologist, Nanny Wenzlow, D.V.M. The results of the examination were that each cat died of predatory animal and furthermore DNA samples taken from the cat carcasses confirmed a coyote was responsible.
The presentation will cover co-existing with coyotes, myths, facts about coyotes and how to keep your pets safe. Also in attendance to answer any questions will be Gary Morse, Regional Public Information Director with FWC, Craig Burke, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Animal Control and Sgt. Mike Lewis, Lakeland Police Department.
Date: July 23rd, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lakeland City Hall, Commission Chambers, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue.