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Posted on: December 17, 2018

UPDATE: Frisco Police Issue Alert for an Aggressive Coyote

UPDATE: Frisco Police Issue Alert for an Aggressive Coyote 


FRISCO, TX – On Monday, December 17th, 2018, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Frisco Police Department received information about a coyote attack in the area of Eldorado Parkway and Preston Road. In this most recent incident, two females jogging in the area were attacked. The subjects suffered minor injuries and were transported by a good Samaritan to a local hospital for treatment.


Since the last reported incident on November 28th, the Frisco Police Department and Animal Services have taken measures to address this public safety concern. A private contractor was hired to engage in the abatement of the coyote believed to be responsible for the attacks. Additionally, the department continues to collaborate with Texas Parks and Wildlife to determine which practices should be employed to best manage the situation. Most notably, Animal Services Officers (supported by Frisco Police Officers) continue to devote significant resources to track and capture the animal.


The Frisco Police Department is asking that any coyote sightings in the vicinity of Eldorado Parkway, between North County and Granbury, be immediately reported to the non-emergency line (972-292-6010). Citizens who witness an attack, or a coyote exhibiting aggressive behavior, are asked to call 9-1-1. Unless threatened by an aggressive animal, residents are discouraged from taking matters into their own hands. This allows the professionals to work unimpeded for the safety of everyone.


Frisco Police Issue Alert for an Aggressive Coyote


FRISCO, TX – On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Frisco Police Department was made aware of a coyote attack in the area of Eldorado Parkway and Rogers Road. In this instance, a jogger was running on the sidewalk of Eldorado Parkway when an aggressive coyote attacked them. The jogger suffered significant injuries to their neck and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The jogger underwent surgery for their injuries and is currently in stable condition.


The Frisco Police Department is aware of four situations involving an aggressive coyote in the same area over the past month; all of which have occurred between 6:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The incidents have occurred along Eldorado Parkway as far east as Granbury Drive and as far west as Rogers Road. These incidents were as follows:


October 26th, 2018 – An aggressive coyote attempted to jump on a runner near Eldorado Parkway and Granbury Road. The coyote was scared off by a passerby.


November 1st, 2018- An aggressive coyote jumped on a 9-year old child on Bancroft Lane (near Eldorado Parkway and Turf Lane). The child suffered a minor injury and was taken by a parent to a doctor for treatment.


November 11th, 2018- A coyote was observed by a Frisco Police Officer stalking a runner at the intersection of Eldorado Parkway and Preston Road. The officer was able to scare the coyote off using the siren. Video of this incident is available on the Frisco Police Department YouTube page using the following link: https://youtu.be/Shl4-Spp0Ic


Since the first incident on October 26th, the Animal Services Unit of the Frisco Police Department has been attempting to locate and catch the aggressive coyote but has been unable to. The Frisco Police Department has also been in contact with other wildlife professionals in the area and this type of behavior is abnormal for coyotes.

Frisco residents are encouraged to use the following guidelines to avoid interaction with an aggressive coyote:


Consider altering your plans for walking or jogging in the affected area until the aggressive coyote is captured.


If you do walk or jog in the affected area, consider carrying something that makes a loud noise to scare off an animal; such as an airhorn or whistle.


Avoid walking small animals in the affected area until the aggressive coyote is captured. If you do walk small animals, ensure they are on a leash.


Do not allow domesticated animals to roam free outdoors.


Do not approach or feed wildlife and keep trash in a secure container.


Anyone who observes what appears to be an aggressive animal should contact the Frisco Police Department at (972) 292-6010 or call 911.


Frisco Police PIO’s are available via email at fpdpio@friscotexas.gov or by phone at 972-292-6133.

 

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