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Small Dog Attacked by Coyote in Wolcott

Wolcott Animal Control is reminding pet owners to be on alert after a small dog on a leash was grabbed by a coyote on Saturday.

The Wolcott Dog Pound put out a statement warning pet owners not to let their dogs and cats outside alone.

The incident happened on Idlewood Road.

The owner was able to scare the coyote away and the dog is expected to be OK.

Coyotes will attack and kill pets, especially small dogs and cats, but coyote attacks on humans are rare, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. If you encounter a coyote, experts suggest making loud noises and acting aggressively to scare the animal away.

Learn more about living with coyotes here.

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