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Coyote Sighting Reported in Yorktown

Police said a Springhurst Street resident reported to have seen the animal via a residential surveillance system.

The Yorktown Police Department issued an alert this morning at about 10:30 a.m. that a possible sick coyote was seen in the Springhurst Street area. 

A resident reported to police to have seen the animal via a residential surveillance system, police said. 

"Please note that coyotes, foxes, and various other wildlife are numerous in our area, and unless one is sick or injured no action will be taken," Yorktown police wrote in the alert that was issued to residents.  

If you observe an animal you believe to be sick, keep a safe distance, and contact the Yorktown Police Department at 914-962-4141, police advised.

For further information on preventing negative interactions with coyotes please visit New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's website. For general information about coyotesclick here

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Yorktown Animal Warden at 914-962-4457, ext. 309. 

To receive emergency notifications, police information, traffic advisories and more from the Yorktown Police Department, visit their website.

Have you seen coyotes? Please tell us in the comments.

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Melanie Bussel September 20, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I've seen coyotes in Mohegan Lake. This is news?
C Gajowski September 20, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Yup not exactly breaking news! First saw one in daylight at Mohansic Golf course, years ago - i guess they learned there might be food around. Have only a couple of times seen one up on the power lines or heading off to the woods, once crossing Croton Heights Road. -blending well into the background
Jeanne Gilholm September 20, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I put out some crumbs of bread for the birds, back in 2008, and I thought a gray fox was helping himself. Now, I'm not certain, but isn't the second photo that of a coyote??? I never saw the critter again. This is taken in Mohegan Lake.
Plamena Pesheva (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Thanks for your comments, everyone! And Jeanne, thank you for uploading the second picture! Has anyone ever seen or heard of a dangerous coyote in the area?
MJS September 21, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Coyotes are here to stay. All of the United States except for Hawaii and Long Island have populations. They serve an important niche in our Eco-system. They eat rodents and sometimes smaller deer. There will always be a predator trying to fill that niche. Why not the coyote? A coyote seen during the day does not mean a sick coyote. I live in Yorktown and have seen one twice in my back yard recently. what a beautiful animal. I have 2 small dogs. I just use common sense when letting them out. I stay with them.
Scott Petricig September 21, 2012 at 02:34 AM
I saw one in the Sunny Ridge Preserve on Route 134 once. There is a bunch of them living there. We looked at each other for about 10 seconds, and then he/she ran away.

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