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New Castle Group Hosts Meeting On Coyote Safety

Coyote sightings have been on the rise in Westchester county recently.
Coyote sightings have been on the rise in Westchester county recently. Photo Credit: Flickr user tryburn

NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- Team New Castle 2013 will hold a meeting to discuss coyote safety on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m at Horace Greeley High School.

James Horton of QualityPro Pest and Wildlife Services will discuss different methods of maintaining coyote's fear of humans, such as hazing. Effective forms of hazing include using a noisemaker such as an air horn when confronted with a coyote.

Horton was the licensed wildlife control expert hired by Rye Brook after a coyote attacked two children, a 2-year-old and a 14-year-old.

Nearby towns such as Rye Brook, Rye, New Rochelle,  Danbury, Conn. and Brookline, Mass. have become proactive, hiring trappers to trap coyotes.

The first 100 guests will receive a free air horn necklace.

Horace Greely High School is at 70 Roaring Brook Rd in Chappaqua.

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