Lower Merion authorities are warning residents to watch out for their cats and dogs after officials confirmed several sightings of coyotes throughout the township.
The animals have been most recently reported in the Villanova area, the Board of Commissioners said.
"Pet owners are advised to keep cats indoors, and dogs under control during the day and in secured kennels or indoors at night," they said in a recent release.
This is not the first time coyotes have been spotted in the Main Line municipality. In February, there were other reported sightings, NBC10 reported.
Coyotes are opportunistic feeders and thrive in suburban, urban, and rural areas. Their diet includes small animals, birds, insects, and fruits, as well as artificial sources such as garbage, pet food, birdseed, and compost, the release said.
The township recommends that residents eliminate any food sources in their yards that might attract the animals.
If coyotes are sighted, residents are asked to notify the Lower Merion Police Department by calling 911 or 610-649-1000. Other questions regarding coyotes should be directed to the Animal Warden at 610-645-6215.