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After Coyote Attack on Dog, Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control Issues Warning

A coyote attack on a dog prompted Waterford Animal Control to issue a reminder to residents, on how to keep pets safe. (Fox photo by jans canon; Coyote photo by emdot; Fisher cat by wallygrom; Bobcat by docentjoyce, all via flickr creative commons)
A coyote attack on a dog prompted Waterford Animal Control to issue a reminder to residents, on how to keep pets safe. (Fox photo by jans canon; Coyote photo by emdot; Fisher cat by wallygrom; Bobcat by docentjoyce, all via flickr creative commons)
Over 4th of July weekend, someone lost their small dog to a coyote and Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control posted a reminder to residents via Facebook.

They reminded residents that foxes, fisher cats, bobcats and coyotes are present around town, prompting people to chime in with their experiences.

  • Saw a coyote near Lilly B Haynes school the other morning — William Gombos 
  • July 4th, saw our first bobcat in backyard. Pamela Way off Boston Post Rd. — Susan Gentilella
  • Yes... my neighbor saw 2 fisher cats on his property near Flanders Road and Oak Hill Drive, they were both very dark in color. SCARY little nasty varmints. — Kathleen Waszczak

Part of the Food Chain

"It is very important to understand that your cats and small dogs are part of the food chain and you must keep them close, especially at dusk, night and dawn," Waterford Animal Control wrote. "Go outside with them, keep them on a leash, put up a solid fence — electric fences will keep your dog in but will not keep predators out."

Have you seen predatory animals around town? Where did you see them?
margieot July 08, 2014 at 08:32 PM
Where in Waterford was the dog killed by a coyote?
Jaimie Cura July 09, 2014 at 04:02 PM
Patty and anyone else interested, I invite you to visit the Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control Facebook page and read up on where sightings have occurred: https://www.facebook.com/waterfordeastlyme.animalcontrol
patty July 12, 2014 at 01:13 PM
Just say North Rd. then
Jaimie Cura July 12, 2014 at 01:29 PM
To my way of thinking, as there was such an active conversation on the Facebook page that mentioned multiple sightings of different animals on different streets, directing readers to the conversation in its entirety seemed the most helpful to the majority of readers.

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