Coyote Sightings In RP/Union Border

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Published: December 28, 2011 @ 9:49 AM EST
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A notice was sent out through UCFirstAlert (link) at around 9:41 a.m. this morning to inform residents that there have been several coyote sightings along the Roselle Park/Union border. Residents are to use caution if they see a coyote.

For the sake of safety, residents are encouraged to take the following precautions:

  • Do not go near the coyote, keep children away.
  • Put garbage in tightly closed containers that cannot be tipped over.
  • Remove sources of water.
  • Bring pets in at night and do not leave pet food outside.
  • Put away bird feeders at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey.
  • Provide secure enclosures for rabbits, etc.
  • Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles.
  • Ask your neighbors to follow these tips.

Anyone who spots a coyote should contact the Roselle Park Police Department at (908) 245-2300 so that Animal Control can be notified.