Another Coyote Spotted in Queens: NYPD

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Yet another coyote was spotted in New York City Monday, just days after police tranquilized and captured one of the wily canids after a two-hour chase through lower Manhattan

Officers in Queens found the wild canine after getting calls about the animal hiding against a house in Middle Village Monday morning, according to the NYPD. The animal was able to get away, however, and police are looking to track it down.

The sighting is the latest brush between coyotes and humanity. On Saturday, a coyote was captured after the chase the World Trade Center and Battery Park City. The animal was taken to the ASPCA for care and will be turned over to state wildlife officials.

On Wednesday, police spent hours chasing a coyote in the Upper West Side. Then on Thursday night a coyote was pursued by police in Morningside Heights.

At least four other coyotes have been spotted across Manhattan so far this year, including in Chelsea, the Upper West Side and Stuyvesant Town, according to Sarah Aucoin, the director of the city's Urban Park Rangers program.

In March a coyote was spotted wandering on top of a bar in Queens.

Rabid coyotes have been turning up in New Jersey as well. A man walking his dog was attacked earlier this month in Bergen County by a coyote that later tested positive for the virus. A second aggressive coyote was also found dead in a trap over the weekend.

In nearby Saddle River, another rabid coyote attacked a man and his dog while he was working in the yard. 

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