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Coyotes Spotted by Kanouse Lane Resident, Cops Say

Coyotes in Montville 'not unusual,' but could become an issue if they are near people.

Montville police responded to a call from a Kanouse Lane resident who said they saw coyotes near their home Tuesday morning.

The call came in around 8 a.m. While it was not confirmed that the animals the resident saw were, in fact, coyotes, or how many there were, Capt. Rudy Appelmann said residents have been known to confuse coyotes with other animals.

"More than likely, it was a fox," he said.

This is not the first time a resident said they saw a coyote in Montville. Last year, Appelmann said police responded to a report of coyote sightings near Pyramid Mountain. When asked whether coyote sightings are common for this area, Appelman said "it's not normal, but it's not unusual. They avoid people."

Coyotes mostly poke around garbage, similar to bears, and hunt small animals. They typically try to stay away from humans, Appelman said, but when they become a nuisance, there may be cause for concern.

"If they're remaining in contact with people then there's an issue," he said. 

Michael January 31, 2013 at 06:31 PM
On my street I saw bears that stood 10 feet tall.........I better call the cops......oh wait it was a squirel I saw !!!!!!I swore it was a bear! Maybe it was a dinosaur I saw !!!!!!
D Ambriano February 01, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Suggest you slow down on the sauce a little...apparently you're hallucinating!
D Ambriano February 01, 2013 at 05:20 PM
An idiot. Guess who?
Kim B February 03, 2013 at 03:05 PM
I recently saw a coyote run across River Rd from the ballfield parking lot towards the river / golf course with his jaws clamped around some prey it had just caught. It was definitely not a fox!
Steven A Martin February 03, 2013 at 04:00 PM
I think a coyote ran across a road here in Monroe, Middlesex county, late one night. It was too big to be a cat or dog and much smaller than a deer. Only got a glimpse for a few seconds,

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