Coyote spotted near Boston for 2nd day in a row
MALDEN, Mass. (WHDH) – A coyote caused concern in Malden Friday after a parent spotted the animal near school grounds, one day after another coyote put a Mattapan school in safe mode.
Animal control officers have been trying to track down the coyote.
Laura Ricci showed 7News the picture she took as the coyote wandered past her deck Friday morning -- all this while her son was about to walk across the field to school.
“It’s a little scary, yeah because it’s a wild animal and you don’t know what it’s capable of,” said Ricci.
Malden police along with Animal Control officer Kevin Alkins joined the search after the coyote was seen close to the Lyndon School.
“We don’t believe he’s an immediate threat because this is our third or fourth time at it. He managed to escape every time but there’s some habitat he can take some cover in and just hoping we can flush it out,” said Alkins.
This comes one day after Animal Control officers collared a coyote in Mattapan Thursday, after it had been spotted in the parking lot of the Mildred Avenue School.
The town of Malden sent out a tweet alerting residents to the sighting. The animal control officer kept an eye out as school let out.
Anxious parents said it’s hard not to worry.
“It’s kind of scary knowing my son comes to this school and he was here this morning waiting to get in school and it’s just nerve wracking knowing there’s a coyote on the loose,” a parent said.
The Animal Control officer in Malden said he will be handing out pamphlets informing people what to do in case of a coyote sighting.