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New London on edge after coyote sightings

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NEW LONDON — Multiple coyote sightings have put New London residents on edge.

They said they’ve seen coyotes following them on daytime walks with family pets and small children, showing no apparent fear of humans. Citizens spoke about their concerns at a community meeting held by New London Mayor Michael Passero.

Chris Vann, a wildlife biologist answering questions at the meeting, told residents to remove any food sources from outdoors, including pets that coyotes would see as possible prey.

Passero also urged residents to report “human bad behavior,” citing reports that a resident has been feeding at least one of the coyotes.

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