Coyote Seen Walking on Queens Streets, in Backyards

By Matis Glenn


Queens residents were startled Friday afternoon when a wild coyote was seen trapsing along streets and backyards in the Glen Oaks area.

NYPD joked on social media about the spotting and later capture of the animal. “With help from our friends in (New York City Police Department Emergency Service Unit), the individual was taken into custody without incident.”

The coyote was seen on 81st Avenue and 257th Street, and was brought to a nature center in Long Island. No incidents of biting or confrontations were reported, according to Fox News.

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation says that coyotes are common throughout the state of New York, and can be seen sometimes in the city.

“Seeing a coyote for the first time can be an exhilarating or an alarming experience. If you see a coyote, do not panic,” the department says on its website. “Most coyotes are not dangerous to people. Nationwide, only a handful of coyote bites are reported each year.”


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