Suburban NY police tell residents to avoid hybrid coyote
CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police are cautioning residents to stay away from a large hybrid coyote that’s been wandering around a New York City suburb.
WCBS says the animal in Rockland County is part coyote and part wolf — known as a “coywolf.”
The “coywolf” is larger than most coyotes - up to 75 pounds. They have different coloring, with more gray in their coats.
Experts say people who encounter a coywolf should make a lot of noise and wave their arms to make themselves seem bigger.
Clarkstown police say they would summon a licensed trapper or even shoot the animal if it were acting aggressively.
Otherwise, it will likely just go back into the woods.
Information from: WCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2ny.com