Rye Police Bag another Coyote

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Rye police shot and killed an "aggressive" coyote at about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Police had received a call about a "large" coyote on Locust Avenue. When officers arrived, the coyote advanced toward the officers before it was shot, Det. Robert Chittenden said.

Residents throughout the area have had their guard up around coyotes for months, and have regularly called their local police departments to report sightings.

In June, two young girls were attacked by coyotes in a four-day span in Rye, prompting police to urge parents to keep their children inside. A 3-year-old girl was attacked behind her North Street home on June 29. A 6-year-old girl was attacked by two coyotes in front of her LaSalle Avenue home on June 25.

On July 31, Rye police killed a 40-pound male coyote near North Street.

Last month, a Rye Brook police officer shot and killed a coyote, later found to be rabid, that had attacked three people.

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