Greenfield sets traps, hoping to catch coyotes

Posted at 6:43 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 19:43:19-05

GREENFIELD -- Greenfield police hope to give dog owners some comfort after a growing problem of aggressive coyotes in the area.  They're setting traps.

Jeff Zainer's been hired by Greenfield.  He's a local wild animal trapper.

"I was out with a Greenfield officer today and he took me to several of the areas that they had problems,"  said Zainer.

Zainer won't tell us exactly where those are, but did say he'll be setting 50 traps across Greenfield, with cable restraints.

"It's been tested and for areas like Greenfield, suburban areas, it's a very good tool," said Zainer.

It's a good no-kill tool, proven to trap coyotes and foxes in a humane way. It also allows for others like deer to get out on their own. Wherever they're set, signs will be posted to caution the public.

"Our citizens have come out and said that they expect us to do something and so that's why we're taking the stance that we are," said Cpt. David Patrick, Greenfield Police.