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Teen Bitten By Coyote At Chatham Beach


Authorities are warning the public not to feed the coyotes after a teenager was bitten by a coyote on Monday at a Chatham beach. Police said the teenager and a friend were eating on a blanket at 8 p.m. near the second batch of Harding’s Beach. A coyote approached and bit the teenager on the ankle. The teenager and his friend escaped, and the coyote then scooped up food and went to the dunes, police said. The city will post specific coyote warning signs in areas of Harding’s Beach. Police are also investigating reports of people in the area seen feeding the coyotes. The public is reminded not to feed coyotes and to keep their distance from animals. Earlier this summer, a child was bitten by a coyote in North Herring Cove Beach, within the Cape Cod National Seashore. Officials said rangers responded to incidents of coyotes acting assertively towards people in an attempt to obtain food.

Authorities are warning the public not to feed the coyotes after a teenager was bitten by a coyote on Monday at a Chatham beach.

Police said the teenager and a friend were eating on a blanket at 8 p.m. near the second batch of Harding’s Beach. A coyote approached and bit the teenager on the ankle.

The teenager and his friend escaped, and the coyote then scooped up food and went to the dunes, police said.

The city will be installing coyote-specific signage in the Harding’s Beach areas.

Police are also investigating reports that people in the area were feeding the coyotes.

The public is reminded not to feed coyotes and to keep away from animals.

Earlier this summer, a child was bitten by a coyote in North Herring Cove Beach, within the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Officials said rangers responded to incidents of coyotes acting assertively towards people in an attempt to obtain food.

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