Coyote captured in Norwood attack tests positive for rabies

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NORWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police say the coyote that they believe attacked a Norwood resident has tested positive for rabies.

The man was walking his dog when he was attacked Sunday. He suffered a bite to his calf and was treated for rabies as a precaution.

Police said they believe that same coyote attacked the tires of a police car before it was captured on Monday night.

Meanwhile, traps have been set after officers discovered dens near the Norwood Public School and behind a home. Police have urged parents to keep their children and small pets inside.

The state veterinarian reminds everyone to vaccinate their pets and to avoid contact with stray and wild animals.

This was the second coyote attack in Bergen County this month.

Earlier on Wednesday, officers in Manhattan tracked a coyote through the Upper West Side after residents reporting seeing the wild animal roaming through Riverside Park. That search ended without a capture.

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