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Police warn residents about possible coyote sightings

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One WFSB viewer said they spotted a coyote off Avery street in South Windsor four days ago. One WFSB viewer said they spotted a coyote off Avery street in South Windsor four days ago.
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

With temperatures in Connecticut still cold, the South Windsor Police Department is warning residents to protect their pets from possible coyote attacks.

Police said there have been some coyote sightings in South Windsor including reports of coyotes "stalking deer."

However, there have been no recent reports of any pets being attacked by coyotes.

"The smaller prey that they prefer is not as easily accessible during this type of weather and larger animals such as deer are at risk," police said.

Police said coyotes are "adaptable and accustomed to more residential areas." The animals have been seen on the following streets:

  • Pleasant Valley Road
  • Foster Road
  • Beelzebub Road

Coyotes have been sighted near South Windsor residences close to power lines and the Connecticut River. Coyotes have been also spotted in clearings throughout South Windsor.

Residents were advised to bring in any pet food or bird seed and not leave it outside. People should also secure their trash.

Motion sensors and wind chimes help prevent animals from staying on a resident's property, police said.

For more information on coyotes, visit the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection website.

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