During the time that we were finishing our web pages, two coyotes news stories were reported in the United States.
On March 22 , 2006, a coyote was captured in Central Park, New York. It was the second coyote ever spotted in the park. The young frisky animal, who was nicknamed Hal by park workers, was one year old and about weighed 35 pounds. Police officers on foot and in helicopter chased the wily coyote all through Central Park until it was finally caught on a Wednesday. Even though he was eventually captured, Hal was very good at avoiding the police. He jumped into the water, leaped over an eight foot fence, ducked under a bridge, and scampered through the grounds of an ice skating rink! After the chase, he was tranquilized and captured.
The other news happened on April
27, 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. Two young
boys were nipped by a coyote. Jacob Town, 4, was bitten in the
rear on a Tuesday and an eighteen-month-old boy named Tristan
Bec was nipped on his scalp and ears. Both boys were released
from hospitals with treatment for minor puncture wounds and some
scratches. They were also given rabies shots just in case. The
attacks were the most recent of five encounters in Washington
since March 2006.
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