Date: August 12, 2021
Contact: Leslie Reynolds, 508-957-0700
WELLFLEET, Mass—On August 11, 2021 at roughly 8:30 pm, a coyote bit a small little one on North Herring Cove Seashore inside Cape Cod Nationwide Seashore. The kid was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life-threatening accidents. Park rangers destroyed the coyote accountable and can try to find the physique of the animal this morning so it may be examined for rabies.
This summer season, rangers have been responding to incidents of coyotes performing assertively towards individuals in makes an attempt to acquire meals. This habits begins with individuals feeding the coyotes deliberately by leaving meals out, or inadvertently by not eradicating meals scraps and packaging from the seaside. This results in the animals turning into habituated and daring in makes an attempt to acquire meals. When wild animals lose their concern of individuals, they behave unpredictably and aggressively, leading to accidents to individuals and a tragic ending for the habituated animal.
Hold wildlife wild. Defend your security and the security of others. Don’t feed or entice wildlife! Report assertive coyote sightings to rangers or the dispatch middle at 617-242-5659.
*UPDATE* August 12, 12:08 pm. This morning rangers positioned the deceased coyote in thick dune vegetation roughly 50 yards from the place the ranger shot it. Rangers tracked the coyote final night after capturing it. Primarily based on the quantity of blood they noticed they have been assured they’d mortally injured the animal. They returned this morning to find and retrieve the physique, which will probably be examined for rabies. We’ll replace if extra info turns into accessible.