SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Officials have confirmed the coyote who attacked a man in Saddle River earlier this week tested positive for rabies.
Saddle River Acting Mayor Dr. Al Kurpis, police Chief Timothy McWilliams and other local officials called an emergency meeting Wednesday to address the development and issue guidelines to residents.
On Monday, John Zeug reported to police that he was attacked by a coyote outside his home.
The 77-year-old, of the Twin Brooks area, said he was gardening in his yard when the coyote attacked.
“I finished that section and was crossing the drive, and boom!” Zeug said. “He got me in the back of the leg.”