- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) - Portsmouth police say they have fined a local resident $50 for leaving out food that attracted coyotes and are warning residents not to do the same.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1MJug6K ) that town police placed a posting on the department’s Facebook page Thursday reminding residents that town ordinance prohibits leaving food in any location accessible to coyotes and other non-domesticated animals.

Violations carry a civil penalty of up to $50 per day.

Police said the resident who was fined had previously been warned not to leave out food, which lured coyotes. Authorities didn’t name the resident.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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