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    County Commissioner Offers Tips For Dealing With Coyotes

    Santa Clarita Valley residents share their neighborhoods with coyotes native to the area. The county Agricultural Commissioner offers tips on keeping small children and pets safe from coyotes.

    Walk On The Wild Side At Animal Tracks Rescue Ranch In Agua Dulce

    Animal Tracks Inc. logoStory and Photos by Stephen K. Peeples

    As anyone who’s done it will tell you, a walk through the trails at Vasquez Rocks Park in Agua Dulce is a great way to reconnect with nature. But when your hiking party includes Tabori the hybrid wolf, Chrissy the baboon, and a trainer from the nearby Animal Tracks Inc. exotic animal rescue ranch, your walk on the wild side becomes a whole new ed-venture.

    The nature hikes with semi-wild animals are part of the non-profit ranch’s dual mission — to protect exotic creatures that can’t be released into the wild for one reason or another, and to educate humans about the animals and their natural habitats, through presentations at schools and private parties like birthdays, weddings, company gatherings and other occasions.