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Coyote Attacks Dog In NJ

Jenn Smith

Posted on November 29 2019

A coyote recently attacked and killed a small dog in Piscataway, prompting police to warn residents to be on the lookout for the animal.

There were recently coyote sightings in the areas of Wynnwood Avenue and Possumtown Road and the dog was mauled in that area, the Piscataway Police said in a Facebook post.

Anyone who saw the coyote was told not to approach it and to report any sightings to the department at 732-562-1100.

Earlier this month, two people were bitten by a coyote near a nature preserve at the Rutgers Livingston Campus, which is located in Piscataway.

Last week, the coyote was killed by police and tests later showed that the animal was not rabid.

The Rutgers University Ecological Preserve was closed following the first attack, but will be reopened at 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, authorities announced Wednesday.

The preserve and the area where the dog was killed are about five miles apart, although Piscataway police did not say if they suspect any connection.

By Chris Sheldon | NJ Advance Media for