PISCATAWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Piscataway, New Jersey, are warning residents about recent coyote sightings.
In one incident, a small dog was mauled, reports CBS2’s Scott Rapoport.READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment
“It’s pretty bad,” said resident Joe Bellamy. “It’s pretty aggressive for a coyote.”
There have been sightings near Wynnwood Avenue and Possumtown Road, police said in a Facebook post Wednesday.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed While Attempting To Board School Bus With Brother In Brooklyn
“It’s pretty scary because I have a little Yorky, a 5-pounder,” said Robin Bellamy. “It makes me nervous to let him out of the house.”
Back in mid-November, police at nearby Rutgers University say there was a coyote sighting and a report that someone was bitten by a coyote near the Livingston campus.MORE NEWS: GameStop Shares Surge Nearly 104% In One Day
Any residents who see a coyote acting aggressively or unusually should call police at (732) 562-1100 and avoid approaching the animal.