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Increase in coyote sightings raise concerns

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More and more coyotes are being spotted in South Windsor (WFSB) More and more coyotes are being spotted in South Windsor (WFSB)
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

A large number of coyote sightings are being spotted in one Connecticut town.

Three dogs were taken in South Windsor, and some residents are now scared to walk their dogs or stay outside for a longer period of time.

South Windsor animal control says the heaviest activity is being reported in the area of Ellington Road through Foster Street.

Coyotes are intelligent and bold, but aggressive behavior toward people is rare.

The coyotes are around all day but they're most active during dusk and dawn.

South Windsor animal control says there are ways to stay safe:

  • Dogs, big or small, shouldn't be left outside unattended
  • Cats should be brought in at night
  • Eliminate any food sources, like compost piles, pet food and table scraps
  • Make sure to secure your trash cans
  • If you see a coyote, make sure you’re at a safe distance and make loud noises to frighten the animals, like shouting, waving your arms and throwing sticks.

If you see an aggressive coyote, you can call your local animal control.

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