Officials warn NJ residents of coyote after dog gets mauled

Kimberly Dole
November 29, 2019 - 9:52 am

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Police warn residents of Piscataway, New Jersey after coyote mauled a small dog

The attack happened near Wynnwood Avenue and Possumtown Road according to police, but they did not say when it happened.

Officials urged the public to avoid approaching wild animals.

The same day the warning was issued, Rutgers University announced that the Rutgers Ecological Preserve, also located in Piscataway, would reopen next week following two coyote attacks on campus that left two injured.

Rutgers police were able to trap and euthanize a coyote after one came at them in an aggressive manner. Officials say that due to its aggressiveness, they believe that this animal sick and believe it may have been responsible for both attacks.

The Rutgers Ecological Preserve will reopen Dec. 2 at 7 a.m.

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