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Coyotes prowling neighborhood near downtown Charlotte

December 18, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Security video has caught a small pack of coyotes prowling near the downtown area of a North Carolina city.

The Charlotte Observer reports one video showed as many as four coyotes roaming in a neighborhood near downtown Charlotte, with one of them actually going up on a porch at one home.

Donna Ragan, who works with Charlotte’s Second Harvest Food Bank, posted the video on Facebook, noting the coyotes were filmed Monday morning outside her mother’s home, including one that comes up to the porch.

Ragan posted the video as a warning to homeowners to bring their pets inside at night.

Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation says encounters with coyotes should be treated just like any wild animal, meaning keep your distance and leave them alone.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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