Hungry coyotes have been seen over the last weeks on the TEC campus, in Cartago. There used to be the occasional sighting at night but now the sightings are more frequent and even during the daytime.
They are taking advantage of the wide open, near-empty space. Many of the students are taking classes online and workers are telecommuting so the campus is solitary and thus more attractive for wildlife.
The coyotes especially like to frequent the lakeshore on campus because their instinct is to hunt for small animals. They are hungry and have been going after the domestic ducks that live in the lake.
Campus officials asked the National System of Conservation Areas to trap the animals without hurting them and relocate them to a protected area where they are safe and not a risk to people.