Truro Police investigating after coyote found shot, second deceased, third found bleeding

– Truro Police report that Thursday March 1st at approximately 7 AM, they received a report of a deceased coyote located in the front yard of a residence on Sally’s Way in North Truro. Officers responded and located the animal. It was reported to officers that some residents heard gun shots in the area of Sally’s Way the night before the deceased coyote was discovered, and saw an unidentified male looking into the woods with a flashlight. Investigating officers contacted the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) who responded to Sally’s Way on te morning the coyote was discovered. The MEP took custody of the coyote. A necropsy was performed and it was determined that the coyote had been shot. Residents of Sally’s Way were concerned that the coyote may have been shot so close to homes and that someone might be placing food out to attract coyotes to the area. It has not been confirmed if the coyote was shot in the residential area of Sally’s Way, or if it was shot at another location. Coyote hunting season ran from January 1st through March 8th.

On Thursday March 29th at approximately 1 PM Truro Police received a report from a resident of a second deceased coyote located on Sally’s Way. Officers responded and located the coyote. The MEP was contacted, responded and took custody of the deceased coyote. A necropsy examination will be performed to determine the cause of death.

On Saturday March 31st at approximately 11 AM, a resident of Arrowhead Path in North Truro reported that he observed an injured coyote on his property bleeding from the leg. That coyote ran off and was not located. Arrowhead Path is in close proximity to Sally’s Way.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact Truro Police at 508-487-8730.
Media release furnished by Truro Police
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