Coyotes plague SC beach town

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. — Residents of Surfside Beach are concerned about coyotes in the community.

Residents say coyotes have been killing neighborhood cats as well as squirrels and rabbits in recent weeks.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports the town council this week authorized the town administrator to spend up to $5,000 to deal with the problem.

The town plans to set traps to capture the coyotes and print fliers to distribute to residents with tips on dealing with the animals.

The Department of Natural Resources says coyotes are not unusual in South Carolina and are found statewide.

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