New London On Edge After Coyote Sightings

NEW LONDON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Multiple coyote sightings have put residents of a Connecticut city on edge.

New London residents say they’ve seen coyotes following them on daytime walks with family pets and small children, showing no apparent fear of humans. Citizens spoke about their concerns at a community meeting held by New London Mayor Michael Passero.

Chris Vann, a wildlife biologist answering questions at the meeting, told residents to remove any food sources from outdoors, including pets that coyotes would see as possible prey.

Passero also urged residents to report “human bad behavior,” citing reports that a resident has been feeding at least one of the coyotes.

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  1. Marcia Allen says:

    Leave the coyotes alone and take precautions such as securing your trash and don’t walk alone with pets at night. And a Chihuahua was killed so don’t let small pets alone outside at any time.

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