One Wilmington Patch reader spotted a coyote she described as "aggressive" recently, while in North Reading police are warning the town's residents to be on the lookout for coyotes after one reportedly attacked a dog.
In a Town Square post on Wilmington Patch, Stace894 wrote that there is a mother coyote with pups living in the woods by the bog between Elwood and Congress Street, a neighborhood in the area of Forest Street.
"Has been aggressive with humans and had to be chased off," she wrote.
Not far from Wilmington in North Reading, police said a dog suffered minor injuries to its rear legs when it was attacked by a dog on Tuesday. The owner stepped in to thwart the attack, and bring the dog inside.
Mass Wildlife offers these tips to keep your property less attractive to coyotes:
- Secure your garbage
- Don’t feed or try to pet coyotes
- Keep your pets safe
- Keep bird feeder areas clean
- Keep pets indoors
- Close off crawl spaces under porches and sheds
- Don’t let coyotes intimidate you
- Cut back brushy edges in your yard
- Protect livestock and produce
- Educate your neighbors
Have you spotted a coyote in Wilmington? Let us know where and when in the comments section below.