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The coyote that was eliminated after assaulting three individuals in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday tested favorable for rabies, town officials announced Friday.
The coyote that was eliminated after attacking three people in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday checked positive for rabies, town officials announced Friday.
The coyote attacked a 59-year-old lady and her pet dog at about 10 a.m. Thursday around Windsor Court; a 12-year-old kid on the Upper Watts Branch Trail at Nelson Street and College Parkway; and a 39-year-old lady around Redland and Gaither roads, the town stated in a release.
The 3 people were dealt with and launched for injuries; the canine is being quarantined.
The Rockville police said they found the coyote along West Gude Drive at about 4:45 p.m., which the coyote charged at an officer.
The officer shot the coyote, who encountered a wooded location near Aster Boulevard and Carnation Drive.
They found the coyote with a thermal imaging video camera and put it down.
Rockville asked anyone who might have had contact with the coyote to call the Montgomery County Health Department at (240) 777-1755 to talk about what should be done next.
Rabies is deadly to people if it is left without treatment.