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Portsmouth seeks strategy on coyotes

Portsmouth seeks strategy on coyotes

Above: File photo of “Jepsy,” a large member of the south Portsmouth coyote pack. PORTSMOUTH — Despite approving a no-feed ordinance more than two years ago, Portsmouth apparently still has a coyote problem. On the night of May 13, a large coyote went after a small dog being walked by its owner, Lisa Pastore, in the

“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 residents concerned about coyotes

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

Jepsy, a large member of the south Portsmouth coyote pack, poses for the camera early last year. Scientists warned residents to remove food sources and keep pets in after coyotes had become unusually bold and abundant in that part of town. The town later approved a no-feed ordinance.

Coyote management talk Wednesday in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Dr. Numi Mitchell, lead scientist of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, will speak on coyote management in Common Fence Point and surrounding areas next week. “There have been numerous sightings of coyotes in the (Common Fence Point) area and information would be helpful to teach how to co-exist safely,” said Karen Gleason, a neighbor