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Coyote attacks Aurora man

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Aurora police are warning residents to keep a sharp eye out for coyotes after a 47-year-old man was bitten in his backyard about two weeks ago.

Aurora spokesman Dan Ferrelli said the man called 911 on April 20 after he was bitten on the arm and scratched by a coyote in the 1200 block of Cottonwood Drive.


He said the man wasn't seriously injured, but was treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Residents in the area of the attack have been warned to be on the look out for coyotes.

He said coyote attacks on humans are very rare -- this was the first in Aurora -- though there are numerous reports of coyotes attacking dogs.

Ferrelli said the best way to minimize the presence of coyotes is to make sure the animals are not fed, either intentionally or unintentionally.

He said people should make sure all food scraps are cleaned up and put away, and that all garbage cans have tight fitting lids.

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