NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A coyote has been spotted – not in the suburbs – but in the middle of Manhattan.
The New York City Parks Department says at least one coyote has been spotted in Central Park.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Carjacking Amazon Delivery Van, Leading Police On Wild Chase Through Paterson, N.J.
Officials say if you see the wild animal, give it plenty of space and keep your pet on a leash.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
You can then report the sighting on the “Wildlife NYC” website.
The Parks Department warns if the coyote approaches you waving your arms and making loud noises, which will usually scare coyotes away.MORE NEWS: Vice President Kamala Harris Visiting Families In The Bronx
Anyone spotting a coyote is also asked to only call 911 if the animal is causing a threat to the public.