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Massachusetts Man Attacked by Coyote

Police say the man mistook the animal for a small-medium sized domestic dog



    Man Bitten After Mistaking Coyote for Dog in Ashburnham

    A man was attacked by a coyote Sunday evening in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, after mistaking the wild animal for a dog.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 23, 2017)

    Authorities are warning residents after a Massachusetts man was bitten by a coyote Sunday evening.

    According to police, an Ashburnham man mistook the wild canine for a domestic, small-medium sized dog. The coyote allowed the man to approach before biting him.

    Ashburnham police warn that coyotes live in the wooded areas around town and that residents should watch their pets closely.

    "Coyotes vary in size, color and will wander into residential areas looking for food," warn police.

    The incident is under investigation by environmental police.

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