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posted: 12/5/2012 9:18 AM

Ind. city to seek new way of discouraging coyotes

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GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Leaders of a southern suburb of Indianapolis say they'll look for other ways to discourage coyotes from roaming its neighborhoods after rejecting a proposed ban on feeding stray and wild animals.

Greenwood City Councilman Tim McLaughlin says the city will talk with coyote experts to figure out other actions it can take after numerous reports of coyote attacks on family pets in recent months.

The Daily Journal reports dozens of residents applauded loudly after the council voted 6-3 Monday night to drop the proposed ban on leaving food outdoors.

Police Chief John Laut says the department will try to educate residents on how they can keep their pets safe, scare off coyotes and keep them from coming around in the first place.

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