Suburban NY Police Tell Residents to Avoid Hybrid Coyote

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 5, 2017US News
Suburban NY Police Tell Residents to Avoid Hybrid Coyote
A coywolf is spotted at the Georgetown Condos around Congers, N.Y., on Dec. 4, 2017. (Clarkstown Police Department)

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y.—Police are cautioning residents to stay away from a large hybrid coyote that’s been wandering around a New York City suburb.

WCBS says the animal in Rockland County is part coyote and part wolf—known as a “coywolf.”

The “coywolf” is larger than most coyotes—up to 75 pounds. They have different coloring, with more gray in their coats.

Experts say people who encounter a coywolf should make a lot of noise and wave their arms to make themselves seem bigger.

Clarkstown police say they would summon a licensed trapper or even shoot the animal if it were acting aggressively.

Otherwise, it will likely just go back into the woods.

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