Coyote sightings reported in Endicott

By WBNG News

Coyote sightings reported in Endicott

July 19, 2013 Updated Jul 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Town of Owego Supervisor Donald Castellucci Jr. issued a news release this week announcing to citizens that there have been sightings this month of coyotes in the Campville Commons Park along Rt. 17C in Endicott.

According to the news release:

While there have been no immediate threats posed to people, there was a report that a coyote or coyotes approached a dog accompanying an individual at the park, without incident or contact.

This public notice is not intended to cause undue alarm but to make the public aware of the situation and to remind dog owners of the need to follow the leash law.

IF YOU DO ENCOUNTER A COYOTE

Do not advance towards the animal. Calmly leave the area. Avoid direct eye contact.

IF APPROACHED BY A COYOTE

Do not advance towards the animal. Calmly leave the area. Avoid direct eye contact.

NEVER FEED WILDLIFE

Coyotes quickly lose their natural fear of humans when they begin to associate us with food and can become bold, even aggressive.

The Town of Owego is in the process of addressing this issue. The Town also asks that you report any non-emergent incidences with a coyote to the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office (non-emergency phone number 687-1010) as well as the Town of Owego at 687-0123, ext. 7.
 

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