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Sheep Killed in Latest Apparent Coyote Attack in New Jersey

A sheep was found dead Monday in what appeared to be the latest in a series of Coyote attacks in New Jersey, authorities said.

The carcass of the animal was found on a private farm off Twin Brook Road in Saddle River, according to Tyco Animal Control. It would be the town's third coyote attack in a month.

Police in New Jersey have been warning residents to be on alert. Last month, a coyote walked away from a home in the Morris County township of Randolph with a dog in its mouth. Neither were seen again.

Earlier in April, a man walking his dog was attacked in Bergen County by a coyote that later tested positive for rabies. A second aggressive coyote was also found dead in a trap, but it was found non-rabid.

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

Coyotes have also been turning up more frequently in New York City. 

Wildlife experts say people can reduce the risk of coyote conflicts by not feeding them and securing trash and pets, among other steps.

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