Coyote attacks reported in New Jersey park
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and a dog were injured in separate coyote attacks in a New Jersey park.
The Bergen County sheriff's department says the unidentified woman was...
Arizona bans hunting contests for killing wildlife predators
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has banned organized contests where hunters try to kill the most coyotes or other wildlife predators for prizes such as cash or hunting equipment.
Police say NY man mistook dog for coyote and killed it
ROOT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an upstate New York man has been arrested for shooting and killing his neighbor's dog because he thought the dog was a coyote.
DNR: Animal in Eden Prairie more likely coyote than cougar
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says an animal sighted roaming in a Twin Cities suburb is more likely a coyote than a cougar.
California to build largest wildlife crossing in world
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city.
EPA reverses approval for poison traps used by ranchers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday reversed its preliminary decision allowing continued use of deadly sodium cyanide traps, blamed for injuring people and pets as...
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman fought off a coyote with a baseball bat after it attacked and bit her several times in New Jersey.
Wyoming lawmakers reject bid to ban ‘coyote-whacking’
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming interim legislative committee has rejected a proposal to prohibit killing coyotes by running them over with snowmobiles.
ATLANTA (AP) — A system of cameras is being set up in north Georgia in hopes of capturing images of coyotes and learning more about them.
Police: Coyotes attack and kill dog
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A suburban Boston police department is warning residents to keep an eye on their pets after a dog was attacked and killed by at least two coyotes.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted Friday to ban organized contests where hunters try to kill the most coyotes or other predators for prizes like cash or hunting...
FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Police shot and killed a coyote that attacked and injured a mother and her 4-year-old son as they walked through a northern New Jersey park.
Vote on coyote-killing contests rankles Oregon Senate
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Frustration from rural Republicans in the Oregon Senate boiled over Wednesday during an emotional debate before the chamber passed a bill banning coyote-killing...
LISBON, Maine (AP) — Police say three family members who were attacked by an animal on a walking path in Lisbon are getting rabies treatments as a precaution.
Federal agency to study predator-killing plans in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal agency says it will conduct an extensive environmental study on its decision to expand the killing of wolves and other predators in Idaho attacking livestock to also...
Rescued abandoned puppy turns out to be no puppy
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man found an adorable newborn puppy in a Southern California canyon. But that puppy was no puppy — it was a coyote.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Monday that San...
Pet owners warned Coyotes are wily, hungry in the spring
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials want pet owners to know that coyotes this time a year are both wily and hungry.
In a news release, the county says more than 1,500 coyotes reside around...
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Health officials: Coyotes test positive for rabies
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont health officials say two coyotes have tested positively for rabies.
The Vermont Department of Public Health in a Friday statement is urging residents near...
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been bitten by a wild animal about a month after a 16-year-old girl in a nearby town was bitten by a coyote.
HINSDALE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family is mourning the death of their small horse that officials suspect was killed by a black bear.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A coyote that attacked a Salisbury couple outside their home tested positive for rabies, Vermont's top Fish and Wildlife official said Wednesday.
New Mexico outlaws contests to kill the most coyotes
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has banned contests to see who can shoot and kill the most coyotes.
Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill outlawing the contests...
Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A panel of top scientists concluded Thursday that the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself, giving the beleaguered canine a scientific and...
Coyote carcasses found as New Mexico governor weighs ban
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some animal activists and state officials are pushing for New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to sign a bill outlawing coyote-killing contests.
Live Free and Fly: New Hampshire House approves state raptor
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It was a good day for red-tailed hawks and a bad day for coyotes Wednesday as the New Hampshire House voted in favor of honoring one predator but against protecting...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An off-duty police officer who rescued a 5-year-old girl from a rabid coyote at a New York playground is one of 19 people being honored with Carnegie Medals for...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wildlife officials say it's the time of year when coyote sightings will be common around the state.
The Department of Natural Resources says coyotes are...
Bill to ban coyote killing contests heads to governor
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature is sending a bill to the governor that would ban contests to see who can shoot and kill the most coyotes.
Coyote fur is in big demand thanks to popular parkas
HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Those fur-trimmed parkas so common on city sidewalks have become a boon to backwoods trappers.
Coyote fur pelts are in big demand to provide the lush, silvery or...
Bill advances to ban coyote-killing contests in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill that would ban contests to see who can shoot and kill the most coyotes.
The bill from Democratic Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces...
73 dead coyotes found behind a North Carolina subdivision
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A large pile of dead coyotes was discovered behind a subdivision in a North Carolina city, and a wildlife officer thinks they were brought from a different location after a...
In county’s suburbs, the coyote next door is here to stay
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was too big to be a fox and too agile to be a dog.
It definitely didn't belong in the pasture, where Anna Angel had become well acquainted with the herd of grazing cows and their tottering offspring while waiting for the traffic light to change at Brooker and S. Valrico roads.
So when Angel spotted the strange grey animal just after 7:30 a.m. on a Monday, and then another and another, Angel parked her car along the pasture's rusty wire fence for a closer look.
Iowa authorities say man fatally shot while coyote hunting
ROSSIE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by another hunter in northwest Iowa.
The Iowa Natural Resources Department said in a news release Monday that Clay County sheriff's deputies, medics and conservation officers responded to a shooting report around 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The shooting occurred about 4 miles (7 kilometers) west of Rossi in Clay County.
Coyote killing tweet spurs reproach of South Dakota governor
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is facing criticism on Twitter for advocating that people kill more coyotes.
Coyote in the bathroom! Critter runs into convention center
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A coyote sprinted past a security checkpoint and into a Nashville convention center where a boat show was packing up Sunday night.
According to the Music City Center, at around 10:20 p.m. the coyote entered through a loading area and ran into an exhibit hall before staff trapped it in a bathroom.
Police and animal control officers used a catch pole to capture the animal, which was released in a wooded area.
Pet owners warned after dog dies from apparent coyote attack
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police in Warwick are warning residents to keep track of their pets after a dog was killed earlier this week in an apparent coyote attack.
Authorities say the 9-year-old cairn terrier had to be put down after suffering injuries in Wednesday night's mauling. Police said the attack happened in a neighborhood near the Valley Country Club.
New Mexico land boss bans killing contests on trust land
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard said Thursday she won't allow coyote killing contests on millions of acres of land managed by her agency.
South Carolina man says kick, stomps saves him from coyote
FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man said some swift kicks and stomps saved him from a coyote attack.
John Somjak said he was taking corn cobs to a wildlife camera he set up in the woods behind a friend's home in Fort Mill when the coyote ran toward him around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"He wasn't going for the corn," Somjak told The Herald of Rock Hill. "He wasn't foaming at the mouth and it looked really healthy, but he was coming toward me. I kicked him under the chin as hard as I could."
Wild world: Airport steps up its battle with birds, coyotes
ATLANTA (AP) — The world's busiest airport in Atlanta is ramping up its efforts to prevent birds and other wildlife from colliding with the roughly 2,500 commercial flights the airport handles each day.
The work includes trapping hawks, scaring birds off with loud cannons, and sometimes using lethal force — with coyotes, for instance.
Wildlife biologist Steven Boyd was the airport's first wildlife biologist when he was hired five years ago, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Coyotes, bobcats in the scope for Maine’s winter hunters
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's winter hunting seasons for everything from coyotes to pheasants are in full swing, and some are coming to an end.
The state's seasons for ruffed grouse, bobwhite quail and pheasant all end on Dec. 31. That's also the last day of the season for small game animals such as gray squirrels and raccoons.
Man shoots bald eagle over dead deer used as coyote bait
CAROLINE, N.Y. (AP) — State environmental conservation officials have charged an upstate New York man with fatally shooting a bald eagle drawn to dead deer placed as bait for killing coyotes.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says an enforcement officer responded Saturday to a report of gunfire in a field in the rural Tompkins County town of Caroline, 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Syracuse. He found a dead adult eagle near deer carcasses.
Coyotes prowling neighborhood near downtown Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Security video has caught a small pack of coyotes prowling near the downtown area of a North Carolina city.
The Charlotte Observer reports one video showed as many as four coyotes roaming in a neighborhood near downtown Charlotte, with one of them actually going up on a porch at one home.
Grizzly attacks on livestock rising, but coyotes still tops
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal official says reports of grizzly bear attacks on livestock are up in 2018, but coyotes remain the top killer of domesticated animals.
The Billings Gazette reports coyotes have caused more than $550,000 in damages this year, killing almost 300 calves, three cattle, four goats, 92 sheep and almost 1,500 lambs.
Police say coyote attacks joggers in Frisco, Texas
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Police say a coyote has attacked four joggers in the past month in the Dallas metro area.
Frisco, Texas, police say in a news release that the latest attack was Wednesday morning and left a jogger hospitalized in stable condition with neck injuries.
Police say the first attack was Oct. 26 and the animal was scared away by another person. On Nov. 1 a 9-year-old child suffered a minor injury when jumped on by a coyote.
Mystery Solved? DNA shows animals are coyotes, not wolves
INDUSTRY, Ill. (AP) — DNA testing shows that wolf-like animals filmed by a western Illinois man's trail camera are apparently coyotes, not wolves.
Doug Dufford is an Illinois Department of Natural Resources invasive wildlife manager. He tells the Chicago Tribune that preliminary test results on carcasses the man submitted shows, "we're basically talking about coyotes here."
Girl, 3, bitten by coyote at Southern California park
PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old girl is recovering after she was bitten by a coyote in a Southern California park.
KABC-TV says the girl was playing in the Parque del Arroyo in Placentia Monday afternoon with her mother nearby when the coyote bit her in the head and ran off.
Coyote takes small dog in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls Animal Control is advising residents to keep an eye on their pets after a coyote took a small dog this weekend.
Police say the coyote took the dog around 6:15 a.m. Saturday on North Galaxy Lane in northwestern Sioux Falls. Animal Control has been monitoring the situation and has implemented several measures to scare and trap the coyote.
Coyote bites child in Portland driveway
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State and county officials say a coyote bit a 7-year-old girl in Portland.
KATU-TV reports the attack happened Friday in the driveway of a home in the southwest part of the city.
Authorities say he girl is being checked for rabies.