Over a 24-hour period last week, a coyote or coyotes attacked multiple people, killed a dog, and may have mauled three sheep—one fatally—in Yonkers and surrounding areas of New York. Now authorities say a coyote believed to have been involved was rabid. The coyote was captured and killed on a Yonkers golf course and tested positive for the disease, lohud.com reports.
A second coyote had been seen with the first and is still on the loose; authorities presume it is rabid, too. Anyone who sees the animal is instructed to call 911. NBC News says a total of six people were attacked last week. Everyone who was attacked is receiving preventative rabies treatment, Hudson Valley News Network reports. (Read more rabies stories.)