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Coyote Captured in Frisco

December 18, 2018 - 8:45 pm

Police and officers from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife have captured a coyote in the Frisco neighborhood that has been the scene of five coyote attacks on people in the past few weeks.

Officials say the coyote is "possibly" linked to the string of attacks. "Unfortunately we can't be 100 percent certain," said Frisco Police Officer Ryan Chandler. "We do believe it to be likely related, but we can't be certain that it is the animal that is responsible."

The animal has been sent off for testing. In the meantime, Officer Chandler said, "we are encouraging the residents specifically in that affected area to remain vigilant and exercise caution, and any coyote sightings we would like immediately reported."

Coyote sightings in the vicinity of Eldorado Parkway, between North County and Granbury, should immediately be reported to the non-emergency line at 972-292-6010. Citizens who witness an attack, or a coyote exhibiting aggressive behavior, are asked to call 9-1-1.