- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Officials have confirmed that there are coyotes living in a Richmond park following a recent fatal attack on a small dog.

James River Park Superintendent Nathan Burrell tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/29WdyMd ) in an email that researchers have used video footage to confirm two coyotes have been in various areas of the 600-acre park on both sides of the river.

Officials believe two coyotes attacked and killed a small dog over the weekend near the park.

Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor of Biology Anne Wright says residents need to learn to live with coyotes and take proper precautions.

Wright says trapping or removing them from the park isn’t a solution, as it would only prompt other coyotes to move into the park.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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