On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Frisco Police Department was notified of a coyote attack in the area of Eldorado Parkway and Tangerine Lane. In this incident, an adult male was jogging in the area at approximately 6:40 a.m. when a coyote emerged from vegetation and bit the male. The victim was able to fend off the coyote and was later transported by a family member to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
The Frisco Police Department and Frisco Animal Services continue to work with wildlife service partners in an effort to abate urban wildlife attacks on humans. Citizens are urged to continue to follow several safety guidelines, including:
• While walking or jogging, carry something that makes a loud noise, such as an airhorn or whistle, to scare off an animal.
• Ensure all animals are on a leash while walking them.
• Do not allow domesticated animals to roam free outdoors.
• Do not approach or feed wildlife and keep trash in a secure container.
• Report any sightings of coyotes through the City’s Interactive Map, which can be found at http://friscotexas.gov/coyote
More information about safety, reporting sightings, and wildlife interaction can be found in this video: https://youtu.be/PKb4JIfLQiw
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 PIO’s are available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 972-292-6133.