Frisco police warn residents after another coyote attack
This morning around 7:00AM, Frisco police were made aware of another coyote attack in the area of Eldorado Parkway and Tangerine Lane. In this incident, an adult male was jogging in the area at approximately 6:40AM when a coyote emerged from the woods and bit him.
The jogger was able to fend off the coyote and was taken by personal vehicle to the hospital.
The Frisco Police Department and Animal Services division continue to work with wildlife service partners in an effort to abate urban wildlife attacks on humans.
Officials are warning residents to do a few things in order to stay safe.
1) While jogging or walking, carry something that makes a loud noise, such as an airhorn or a whistle, to scare off the animal if one appears.
2) If you are jogging or walking an animal, make sure they are on a leash.
3) Do not allow domesticated animals to roam outdoors.
4) Do not approach or feed wildlife and keep trash in a secure container.
5) Report any sightings to police through this link.
This is one of several coyote attacks reported in this immediate area of Frisco since October of last year. Multiple people and animals have been attacked, prompting Frisco PD and animal control officials to take action and warn residents of these dangers. One coyote was caught and sent in for testing late last year, but this new attack may indicate there are more aggressive coyotes in the area.
“Citizens who witness an attack, or a coyote exhibiting aggressive behavior, are asked to call 9-1-1,” says Frisco Police.