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.
“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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