Andy MattisonApr 25, 2018, 11:58 pmApr 26, 2018, 7:13 am

After sightings, attacks, coyote safety meeting held in Greenburgh

Experts warned residents to be aware of their surroundings and not to take a coyote encounter lightly

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GREENBURGH — Concerned residents listened to wildlife experts at a meeting Wednesday night to learn about coyotes and what to do if they encounter one.

Earlier this year, a coyote reportedly attacked a woman jogging and also a dog, raising concerns from residents about rabid coyotes in the Hudson Valley.

"I've been telling people this for years, throw rocks, throw sticks, spray it with a garden hose," said Kevin Clark, a Wildlife Biologist for the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. "With black bears, we talk about making yourself look big and scary. Here's the problem with doing that in Westchester, Westchester coyotes live around people."

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