A coyote has attacked a 3-year-old girl playing in her backyard in suburban New York, the second coyote attack on a child in the same suburb within four days…
The latest attack occurred as Rye Police Commissioner William Connors was addressing a group of residents about the last coyote attack.
The previous attack was on a 6-year-old girl playing in her front yard about a mile and a half away from this girl’s home, which is located behind the Rye Nature Center.
The Rye Nature Center has a note on their home page about the attacks which includes:
Proper precautionary measures and responsive behaviors should be reviewed with all family members and caregivers. A few suggestions include:
- Using noise, light and aggressive behavior to scare the animals which are naturally timid.
- Remove all potential food sources by securing garbage and compost, not feeding pets outdoors and keeping bird feeding areas clean.