The coyote that was eliminated after assaulting 3 individuals in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday checked positive for rabies, town officials announced Friday.
The coyote that was eliminated after attacking 3 people in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday tested favorable for rabies, town authorities revealed Friday.
The coyote assaulted a 59-year-old woman and her pet dog at about 10 a.m. Thursday around Windsor Court; a 12-year-old young boy on the Upper Watts Branch Trail at Nelson Street and College Parkway; and a 39-year-old female around Redland and Gaither roads, the town stated in a release.
The three people were dealt with and released for injuries; the pet dog is being quarantined.
The Rockville cops said they discovered the coyote along West Gude Drive at about 4:45 p.m., and that the coyote charged at an officer.
The officer shot the coyote, who ran into a woody location near Aster Boulevard and Carnation Drive.
They discovered the coyote with a thermal imaging camera and put it down.
Rockville asked anyone who might have had contact with the coyote to call the Montgomery County Health Department at (240) 777-1755 to talk about what must be done next.
Rabies is deadly to people if it is left without treatment.
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