Emergence of coyote attacks creates fear in Fairfield residents

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People in Fairfield are concerned about recent coyote attacks in the area.

John Pintauro said he came outside Saturday morning to see three dead, partially eaten deer in his driveway. He says he believes it was an attack from a pack of coyotes.

Pintauro said he found blood on the front lawn of his home on Sherley Place, near the Bridgeport line, where he has lived for 26 years. He says the Department of Public Works told him a pack of coyotes took down a deer and dragged it into the woods on nearby Toilsome Hill Road.

Wildlife expert Mark Fowler says coyotes don't go after humans, and adds they are an important part of our ecosystem.

"Deer overpopulation has become a major issue, and that's why we have Lyme disease,” Fowler said.

Fowler advises people to keep their pets inside at night and to cover their trash cans so they don't attract coyotes.

Pintauro says neighbors are sending out emails to warn people to be careful.

 

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