Aggressive Coyotes In Swampscott Leave Police On Alert

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SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police in Swampscott are warning the public to keep an eye out after a pack of coyotes stalked a resident walking their dog in town.

Police said the incident happened at about 9:30 PM on Saturday night. The caller said they had been surrounded by a "large group of coyotes," while out walking their dog. The caller said the coyotes wouldn't leave them alone and were following them.

When officers got to the scene, they saw at least nine coyotes. Police say they were eventually able to scare away the coyotes with strobe lights, and escorted the resident and their dog back to their home.

Police are asking the public to be aware of their surroundings, especially in the evenings when coyotes are most active. They said to try to scare the animals away with loud noises, and by throwing objects near (but not at) the coyotes.

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