- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) - Police in New Jersey are warning that a pack of coyotes surrounded a dog walker and attempted to snatch the dog.

The confrontation took place last Thursday on Oak Road in Saddle River.

Police say approximately five coyotes circled within a 6-foot (2-meter) radius of the person and the small leased dog.

The pack ran off when a passing motorist honked the horn and got out of the vehicle.

State wildlife officials are investigating.

Officials advised walkers and joggers to carry an air horn or a walking stick as a precaution.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide