Coyote sightings are up in the suburbs and the wild animals seem to bolder than ever before. The increase has people on the lookout, especially those with pets.
New York state has decided not to renew coyote-trapping permits in two suburban communities where attacks occurred year. The DEC said permits were not warranted in Rye and Rye Brook because there were few coyote sightings over the winter.
After two coyote attacks last summer, the town of Rye is not taking any chances. Town officials are keeping their guards up and police commissioner William Connors wants residents to be aware.