Coyote that bit several people was rabid, police say

A coyote suspected of biting several people in a New York City suburb has tested positive for rabies, the Journal News reports.

The coyote was captured and killed at a golf course in Westchester County.

The Yonkers Police Department corroborated Saturday that the coyote had the disease.

“This coyote, including a second coyote observed traveling with the same, is suspected of multiple biting assaults in Yonkers and the surrounding jurisdictions over the past several days, ” the department said. The extent of the victims’ injuries was unclear.

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“Anyone who has come into contact with this animal or any aggressive coyote should notify their medical professional, ” it added.

Police said that the other coyote is still on the loose and is presumed to be rabid.

The coyotes also killed a small dog and may have mauled three sheep, killing one.

The attacks occurred in Yonkers, Hastings-on-Hudson and possibly Somers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report .

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