Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Coyotes Stealing yorkies in New York and New Jersey
WARNING - DO NOT LET YOUR YORKIE OUT UNATTENDED!
Coyotes and large winged birds CAN GRAB THEM in an instant.
An attacking coyote grabbed a Yorkshire terrier and retreated to the woods of suburban New Jersey with the dog hanging from its jaws on Tuesday night, according to the Randolph Township Police.
With both New Jersey and nearby New York City residents reporting an increased coyote presence this spring, local cops notified the state Division of Fish and Wildlife about the incident, police said.
Animal observers noted the first sighting of a coyote in New Jersey in 1939, but state officials notched only 29 other reports of the critters in the Garden State in the 40 years afterward, according the agency. Now, the “extremely adaptable” animals have popped up in almost 400 municipalities across all 21 of the state’s counties, agency officials say.