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Riverside Park: Coyote Spotted in New York City Still on the Run

By    |   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 02:46 PM

A coyote spotted in New York City’s Riverside Park on Wednesday is the latest of several recent sightings.

A man walking in the park called 911 early Wednesday to report the coyote, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Officers spotted the animal but were unable to capture it. The New York Police Department’s 24th Precinct tweeted about the sighting and asked residents to stay away from the area near Grant’s Tomb where it was last seen.





“I thought they were going after people with dogs off the leash and then I saw about a 50-pound coyote, kind of brindle color, running north and then the coyote running south and then all these cop cars chasing it,” a witness told WCBS-TV.

A coyote was captured by police last week in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and taken to Animal Care & Control. Another was captured in Norwood, New Jersey, where two coyote dens were found, and it tested positive for rabies after biting a man on the leg, WCBS-TV said.

Coyotes also were captured on the Upper West Side and in Stuyvesant Town in January.

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife said it is "quite common for coyotes to enter into urban and residential areas and in many cases make small wooded areas their home," NBC New York reported.

Twitter users commented about the sighting.











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