Norwood resident attacked by coyote

A Norwood man is recovering after being bitten by a coyote while out walking his dog Sunday night. Wildlife officials are looking for the animal

A Norwood resident says she has seen a pack of coyotes in the area for the past two months.

A Norwood resident says she has seen a pack of coyotes in the area for the past two months. (4/20/15)

NORWOOD - A Bergen County man is recovering after being bitten by a coyote while out walking his dog.

Stephen Sinisi, of Norwood, says he noticed the coyote following him and his dog Raleigh while walking home Sunday night.

“I didn’t think [the coyote] would come when I yelled,” says Sinisi. “I thought he’d get scared, but it didn’t scare him off.”

Sinisi says the animal was coming toward him and his dog, so he tried to hurry back home. He was able to get to his front door and get Raleigh inside before the coyote attacked.

“I turned around and I felt something on my leg like a clamp,” Sinisi says. “He ran up obviously and bit me before he ran away.”

Wildlife officials are working with local law enforcement to track down the aggressive coyote.  They want to test it for rabies. Meanwhile, Sinisi went to the hospital to get shots for rabies.

Police say there have been several reports of coyote sightings over the last few days. Two weeks ago, a Saddle River man was also attacked by a wild coyote. That animal was euthanized.

Wildlife officials urge parents to keep children and pets inside as much as possible until the coyote can be found and tested.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 1 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'
Two men tried to rob Jose Camilo's liquor 2 Liquor store owner fights back when store is robbed
More than 4,000 people are expected to gather 3 Women's March protest rally to be held in Asbury Park
Workers help build a deck for Boonton resident 4 Nonprofit group builds deck for disabled veteran
More than 600 Sister Marches are taking place 5 Women march in solidarity in Trenton

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

New Jersey man attacked by coyote, animal euthanized New Jersey man attacked by coyote, animal euthanized

Authorities euthanized a coyote after it attacked a New Jersey man.

The coyote was captured and euthanized. Coyote that attacked NJ man tests positive for rabies

Authorities in Bergen County say that the coyote responsible for attacking a man in Saddle

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE