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Animal Control Warns of Coyote in Area

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

COYOTE WARNING FOR SHARON RESIDENTS

 

Please be advised that the Animal Control Officer reports that a dog has been killed by a coyote in the Lincoln Road area. The dog was tied to a rope at his front door in the morning when the incident occured. There are steps residents can take to personally make their pets and property safer as is recommended by the Mass Department of Fish and Wildlife:

  • Keep pets safe indoors or in a protected yard
  • Keep all animal food indoors
  • Secure trash by using covered cans
  • Take out trash the morning of pick-up and not the night before
  • Keep compost piles in containers designed for that purpose
  • Leave no food scraps around
  • Keep bird feeding areas clean
  • Close off crawl spaces under porches and sheds
  • Cut back brushy edges in your yard
  • Protect livestock and produce

 For more helpful tips from the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs please check out their website at:

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/fish-wildlife-plants/mammals/preventing-conflicts-with-coyotes.html

 For additional information, or to report a coyote problem, call the Animal Control Department at 781-784-1513.

Just Me! February 04, 2014 at 08:51 PM
OMG.......tying your small dog up in the backyard at night is like putting a worm on a hook for a fish....hellooooooo?????
Sharon February 06, 2014 at 08:16 AM
I've seen coyotes numerous times as well as fox and fischer cat in the area. Small animals and children are at risk. Since we have so much wooded area that house tons of deer and we don't allow hunting in a good deal of Eastern MA, food supply for coyotes is plentiful with no predators exist, I'm sure we'll continue to see more and more coyotes in the area.

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