Injured Coyote Put Down In Huntingburg

hpdHuntingburg (NNDC) – Huntingburg police say an injured coyote that had been seen roaming the city the last couple of days has been put down.

Assistant Police Chief Ronnie Bowman tells NewsNow Dubois County, the animal was put down after HPD consulted with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The coyote’s back legs were injured; possibly after being struck by a vehicle.  Bowman says the animal may have been rabid as well.  DNR considered the coyote as being a nuisance animal inside city limits and thus HPD was given the go-ahead to put the animal down which it did at about 9:20 this (Friday) morning.

The coyote was spotted behind the Mor-For-Less food store on U. S. 231 where police were able to contain the animal.

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