There have been of Tarrytown, but perhaps the most worrisome to residents have been those in the Edgemont Condo complex on Martling Avenue.
Following a series of sightings in the last three to four months, and repeated attempts by the Tarrytown Police to track down the animal(s) that flees each time into the surrounding woods, the property manager is in the process of securing a permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation to set up some traps.
Jason Braun, Property Manager, said at first there were reports of four coyotes, then three, then two and now one – still enough to merit the need for traps, though he would not comment further on the matter.
Sergeant Frank J. Giampiccolo said the coyote (or several coyotes) “has been hanging out there making people concerned, but every time we go out there to try to find it, it runs into a wooded area.”
In response to the nearby sightings, and supposedly another one in Sleepy Hollow which we are trying to confirm with police, Mt. Pleasant PD has issued a safety advisory as follows:
Recently, the Town of Mt. Pleasant Police Department has been made aware of some aggressive coyotes in the area.
Do not leave children outside unattended.
Do not leave pets outside unattended.
Do not feed pets outside.
Do not feed any wildlife or stray animals.
Though the Tarrytown PD did not characterize these incidents as threatening, they have caused “concern” and certainly merit abiding these safety tips.
If you see a coyote, contact your local police department.