- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - After two hikers called 911 to report an aggressive coyote at a Corvallis, Oregon, park, new temporary warning signs have been posted at Bald Hill Park.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports (https://is.gd/ZD7ze6 ) that one hiker on Tuesday said a coyote charged her and her dog. A second hiker reported being followed by a coyote. Both described the animal as growling and hissing.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say the coyote most likely is protecting a den of pups. They warn dog walkers to be cautious since coyote moms can be very protective around domestic dogs.

Corvallis police say officers came across a coyote Tuesday on a park trail about 200 yards from the nearest paved path but that animal shied away and stayed hidden in thick brush.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, https://www.gtconnect.com

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