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Paradise Valley neighborhood continuing fight against coyotes

The captured coyote is shown. (KTAR Photo/Sandra Haros)

PHOENIX -- Residents of a Paradise Valley neighborhood are continuing to attempt to fight off a pack of coyotes that some people say is at least 12 strong.

"When I was inspecting I saw of bunch of them just hanging out," said Joe DeWolf, owner of LoneWolf Wildlife and Pest Specialist. "Usually you see two or three of them together, but to see that many is unusual to me."

The pack is accused of killing pets and leaving animal carcasses on people's property near the area of 52nd Street and Shea. They can also carry diseases.

"We don't kill them after we trap them," said DeWolf. "Game and Fish tells us the best place to leave them and that's where they go."

His company has already captured one of the coyotes.

DeWolf said his company can charge several hundred dollars, but if residents are having difficulty finding funds to have an expert come out, he will negotiate.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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