Latest Coyotes News

Attacking coyote that was strangled by victim had rabies

Jan. 22, 2020 9:27 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A coyote that was strangled by a man after attacking his child had rabies, and it may not be the only one, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Police said they believe the coyote attacked a vehicle on a road in Hampton Falls, bit a 62-year-old woman and her dogs...

Police: Dad strangles coyote to defend family under attack

Jan. 21, 2020 10:11 AM EST

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A coyote attacked a pair of dogs, bit a woman and skirmished with a vehicle before being killed by a father defending his family on a walk Monday, police said. The same coyote is likely connected to three attacks that happened relatively close together and throughout the course of an...

This Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 photo provided by Chicago Animal Care and Control in Chicago shows an injured coyote after it was successfuly located and safely darted with a tranquilizer. A Chicago animal control official says DNA tests to determine if the coyote captured on the city's North Side is the animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy will take weeks to complete. Jenny Schlueter of the Chicago Animal Care and Control says the coyote that was captured Thursday night will be held at an animal rehabilitation center until the tests are completed. (Chicago Animal Care and Control via AP)

DNA tests confirm coyote captured in Chicago attacked boy

Jan. 19, 2020 10:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Animal control officials in Chicago said Sunday that DNA tests confirm a coyote recently captured in the city is the same animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy. An evaluation determined that the animal was shot with a BB gun, “which could have caused the limp in its movements as well...

Coyote bites officer helping motorist in Ohio's largest city

Jan. 17, 2020 5:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's largest city shot and killed a coyote after it bit an officer who had stopped to help a stranded motorist, the police department said. The coyote appeared out of nowhere Thursday night and first tried to attack a state road worker also helping the motorist on an...

Coyotes suspected of killing pet dog at Florida country club

Jan. 16, 2020 5:04 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A group of coyotes that has been spotted around a Florida country club the past two months is suspected of killing a pet dog, wildlife trappers and country club staff said. A family was driving near Suntree Country Club in Melbourne with their new rescue dog last week when it jumped...

Wildlife officials host Winooski meeting on coyotes Tuesday

Jan. 12, 2020 1:58 PM EST

WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Fish and WIldlife officials will be holding a public informational meeting about Eastern coyotes on Tuesday in Winooski. The department wants to help people understand the animals and learn how to live with them because they are now well established throughout the state, said...

This Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 photo provided by Chicago Animal Care and Control in Chicago shows an injured coyote after it was successfuly located and safely darted with a tranquilizer. A Chicago animal control official says DNA tests to determine if the coyote captured on the city's North Side is the animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy will take weeks to complete. Jenny Schlueter of the Chicago Animal Care and Control says the coyote that was captured Thursday night will be held at an animal rehabilitation center until the tests are completed. (Chicago Animal Care and Control via AP)

Official: DNA test to determine if coyote bit Chicago child

Jan. 10, 2020 5:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — DNA tests to determine if a coyote captured on Chicago's North Side is the same animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy will take weeks to complete, a city animal control official said Friday. Jenny Schlueter of the Chicago Animal Care and Control said the coyote that was captured Thursday...

A Chicago police officer and a Chicago Animal Care and Control worker carry a coyote out in a green bag after tranquilizing the animal behind a home on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.   Authorities on the hunt for coyotes in downtown Chicago after two reported attacks, including one where passersby said they had to pull a wild canine off of a 6-year-old boy who was bitten in the head, captured one animal Thursday night on the city's North Side.(Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Chicago coyote captured after 2 suspected attacks reported

Jan. 10, 2020 9:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities on the hunt for coyotes in downtown Chicago after two reported attacks, including one where passersby said they had to pull a wild canine off of a 6-year-old boy who was bitten in the head, captured one animal Thursday night on the city's North Side. The reported attacks come...

5-year-old attacked by a coyote in Chicago's Lincoln Park

Jan. 8, 2020 9:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A young boy walking with an adult outside a Chicago nature museum on Wednesday was bitten by a coyote, authorities said. The attack on the 5-year-old occurred outside the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said. The boy was bitten about the head several...

Coyote captured in Massachusetts tests positive for rabies

Jan. 2, 2020 11:15 AM EST

LYNNFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in a Massachusetts town are warning residents to be wary of wild animals and make sure their pets are properly vaccinated after a rabid coyote approached a woman. Lynnfield Animal Control on Tuesday said the coyote was captured earlier this week and tested positive for...