- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) - Police in Darien are warning of aggressive coyotes, after two dogs in town were attacked by coyotes, and one was killed.

They are urging people not to let their dogs and cats run free, especially at night.

Animal Control Officer Chip Stahl tells the Hartford Courant (https://cour.at/2gX2blo ) that humans are not likely to be attacked. But he says it’s common for them to be aggressive toward dogs, especially during the breeding season from January to February.

The state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection says people should not feed coyotes and they should clean up birdseed and other sources of food. It also suggests that parents teach children to recognize coyotes and to yell at it and go inside without running if one comes close.

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