Residents can lower the risk of coyote encounters by following these suggestions from the Los Alamitos Police Department. •Do not feed coyotes. •Don't leave children outside unattended. •Keep small pets indoors and supervise pets outside. •Don't leave pet food outside. •Don't leave a water source for coyotes, cover pools and bring in pet water bowls. •Trim yard shrubbery. Overgrown foliage gives coyotes a place to hide. •Don't leave fallen tree fruit on the ground. •Secure garbage containers.