Rye PD responded to a report on Florence Avenue of a coyote being aggressive towards a child just minutes before the 9:15pm coyote attack on LaSalle Avenue Friday night. The child on Florence was unharmed.
In addition, Rye PD were tracking a pair of coyotes as recently as Saturday night in the Glen Oaks area as well and a third coyote south of the area.
Assembled from resident reports to MyRye.com, here is a report of coyote activity Friday night, June 25th leading up to the 9:15pm attack. If you have further information on current sightings, please leave a comment below.
#1 Coyote (single animal, size of a "big German sheppard" approaches child. Animal gets very close and acts aggressively. Child manages to get inside home.
#2 Coyote goes back towards "duck pond" AKA Beaver Swamp Brook, a wetland and natural area on the Rye-Harrison border.
#3 Coyote "doubles back" behind the MyRye.com house.
#4 Coyote crosses Florence and confronts a Florence Avenue home owner: "I was out standing with a neighbor talking and the next thing I knew the coyote was staring at us 10 feet away. He proceeded to walk a few more feet away and sat in the yard. After about a minute he got up and walked away toward Park ave… Very atypical from my understanding. Was not afraid of us. He looked like a big german sheppard…big… We talked to the police when we waved to him on a drive by a few minutes
later. Then probably 10-15 minutes later..we saw the police…driving
fast with lights past the house probably going to lasalle…."
#5 Coyote heads across Park Avenue
#6 LaSalle coyote attack at 9:15pm Friday night by two coyotes. Unknown if one was the same coyote seen on Florence Avenue.
# Coyotes pursued by Rye PD, Rye FD and Westchester police helicopter into the Rye Golf Club. Shot is fired at animals to no avail. Animals remain in the wild. Coyotes have been known to live in the area for years including in the Rye Marshlands Conservancy just to the south and adjacent to the Rye Golf Club.
What has been your experience with coyotes in Rye? Have you seen a coyote in your neighborhood? Leave a comment below.