Resident Clint Worthington related how his dog was bit by a coyote in the northwest Open Space -- dog OK, but Clint had a $700 vet bill -- and another resident how a dog was snatched and killed in the neighborhood between the golf course and La Novia.
(Both dogs were off leash.)
What to do, though? The town is proud of its open space, so there is an expectation of the wildlife ... It's illegal to fire a weapon in the city limits, so residents cannot shoot the predators.
Laguna Woods saw a pet (on leash) taken and a woman accosted by a coyote. That council has agreed to allow professionals come in and thin the coyote population.