For coyotes this is the lean season, said wildlife expert Jim Horton. It’s the time to endure and survive.
Schwartz says she went out back and saw the pug in the coyote’s mouth. The dog was never seen again.
Testing has determined that the coyote killed in Westchester earlier this week was rabid.
The Westchester County Health Department said Wednesday it was the first confirmation of rabies in a coyote in the county.
Trappers were out in full force in Westchester Mondayhunting for coyotes after two children had frightening encounters with the creatures.
Just weeks after a pair of coyote attacks in Westchester, one of the animals was reportedly captured near the scene of one of the incidents.