DARIEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police in Darien are issuing a warning after coyotes attacked two dogs, killing one.
They are urging people not to let their dogs and cats run free, especially at night.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
“Coyote attacks on humans are extremely rare, however aggressive behavior toward small dogs is common and more prevalent during the breeding season which typically runs from January to February,” Animal Control Officer Chip Stahl said in a statement posted to the Darien Police Department’s Facebook page.
The state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection says people should not feed coyotes and they should clean up birdseed and other sources of food. It also suggests that parents teach children to recognize coyotes and to yell at it and go inside without running if one comes close.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
“It’s best to shout, make noise, bang on a pot or pan,” DEP spokesman Dennis Shane told WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau. “As they say, make yourself big — don’t look like you’re intimidated.”
Authorities advise residents to call the police if they come across a coyote that appears to be staggering or acting abnormally, as it could be a sign of rabies.Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer At Metropolitan Opera On Historic Night At Lincoln Center
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