By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
KURE BEACH – Kure Beach Mayor Craig Bloszinsky recently announced a meeting will be held to discuss reports of Coyotes on Pleasure Island. Residents have become concerned about sighting of Coyotes around homes and along walking paths in recent months.
Bloszinsky first announced the meeting during the Council’s January meeting.
Bloszinsky explained earlier this week, “The Kure Beach Town Council is sponsoring a meeting on “Living with Coyotes” this March 4th at 6:00 pm. If you live on our island, you may have heard the sounds of coyotes in our local forest. This education session is to help us understand behavior and get to the truth of living with these animals. This will include information on things to do and things to avoid.”
He explained, “We are fortunate to have Ms. Rebecca Skiba, Regional Education Specialist, and Mr. Christopher Kent, Coastal Regional Wildlife Biologist, to lead this education session. Both are from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and will be happy to answer questions at the conclusion of the program. Special thanks to former Kure Beach Mayor Mac Montgomery for setting up this connection for us. This event will be at the Kure Beach Temporary Town Hall on the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Facility. All are welcome.”
The Air Force Recreation Facility is located on South Fort Fisher Blvd in Kure Beach. For more information call 910-458-8216.
To learn more about Coyotes visit https://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Species/Mammals/Coyote2#44771363-overview