This morning, shortly after 0730 hours, a coyote was sighted in the vicinity of Battery Park City (North Cove Marina). Patrol officers from the 1st Precinct responded to the location, and within minutes, had a visual of the coyote. Emergency Service Unit Truck #1 personnel responded to the scene as well and also observed the coyote. The officers remained in the Marina area searching for the coyote, they observed her running up and down the Marina and an adjacent park area for approximately one hour. ESU Truck #1 personnel then cornered the coyote near a café and outdoor seating area towards the south end of the North Cove Marina. The officers successfully contained, darted and secured the animal (caged), for transport to the ASPCA located at 494 East 92 Street. The coyote was then placed in the back of a police cruiser (1st Pct., Sector H/I), and successfully transported to the ASPCA, where she is now lodged for observation and being cared for. There were no injuries incurred by any officers, civilians, pets or other wildlife.
FK – Coyotes expand according to food source. New Yawk city must be full of rats, mice or some other critters. Maybe the cockroaches finally got big enough.
They are predators and have been known to attack kids and a woman was killed in Canada a few years ago by a couple or more though most of them around here are nocturnal and very leery of man, in other words they have the proper fear of man because they are hunted.
Predators that lose their fear of man are dangerous, especially if they’re big enough to tackle their perceived prey.