BEWARE: Coyotes, Barn Owls, Hawks And Eagles In Palm Springs

A while back, I mentioned a few coyote spottings in my neighborhood. A week or so later, singer Jessica Simpson was walking with her dog and a coyote snatched it away, right before her eyes. I assume she didn’t have it on a leash.

As wonderful as the desert can be, it’s not always pet friendly. Especially to small pets. My mom, who lives in Arizona, told me the other day that in Phoenix pets have been scooped up out of back yards by Barn Owls, Hawks and Eagles. In cases like this, even a leash probably wouldn’t help.

I’m not trying to scare those of you with small pets. This is just a friendly reminder to keep an eye on them — and a leash.