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Area Councilman and His Dog Stalked by Coyote Believed to Possibly be Rabid

A coyote, suspected of being rabid, was killed at College Hill Park on Friday morning.

POUGHKEEPSIE – City of Poughkeepsie Councilman Evan Menist and his dog Harvey had an encounter with a coyote during a walk at College Hill Friday morning. Menist told Mid-Hudson News that the animal was acting aggressively and displaying behavior associated with rabies, which resulted in the coyote being killed by law enforcement.

Video of the stalking!

Menist said the coyote stalked him and Harvey, originally coming within five feet of the dog’s hind legs. The coyote continued circling Menist and Harvey, named after former Poughkeepsie mayor Harvey Eastman, for 10-15 minutes and Menist had to keep scaring it away. “It was aggressive, out during the day, had a mangy coat, and was yawing and hissing at them,” the councilman said. The coyote’s carcass was sent to a lab to be tested for rabies and the results should be available on Tuesday.

Source: Mid-Hudson News

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