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Portsmouth residents concerned about coyotes

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

“Clyde,” a male coyote who roams Aquidneck Island with his companion, “Bonnie,” barks as researchers approach him. It took members of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study nine months to capture Clyde and outfit him with a GPS tracking device. The pair defends a territory that stretches from Sachuest Point through Middletown and all the way to the Glen in Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH — She’s already lost a cat to a coyote. Now Filomena Tougas is worried her small chihuahua terrier dog might be next. “Basically I’m frightened of them,” said Mrs. Tougas of coyotes. “They’re beautiful animals, but I don’t trust them. I don’t go out at night now.” She once spotted a coyote near her home […]

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Portsmouth passes no-feed ordinance

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Jepsy, an especially large and healthy member of the South Portsmouth Pack (named because he has sometimes been spotted near Portsmouth’s Jepson Lane).

PORTSMOUTH — You better not throw bread out for the birds anymore. It just might cost you. In hopes of stemming the increasing presence of coyotes near local homes, the town Monday night became the second municipality in the state to outlaw the feeding of non-domesticated animals. The Town Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance […]

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