MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- A coyote was shot and killed Monday by Village of Mamaroneck Police due to its aggressive behavior.
At about 8 a.m., village police and Mamaroneck's Wildlife Control contractor were called to respond to a sighting of a coyote on private property in an undisclosed residential neighborhood.
"Based on the aggressive behavior of the animal and due to the circumstances of the incident, Mamaroneck Police shot and killed the animal,'' officials said in a message emailed to village residents. "There were no indications that the animal exhibited any indication that it might have a disease such as distemper or rabies."
At this time, it is not necessary for Mamaroneck to seek out and call a wildlife trapper for sightings, village officials said.
However, if coyotes are acting in any way that is dangerous, aggressive, or with a lack of fear, residents are asked to call the Mamaroneck Police Desk at 777-1122, and police will be dispatched.
If there is an actual attack, call 911.
For details on coyotes, posted by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, see this page on the Internet.
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