Mangy Coyote Roaming Danville Hit, Killed by Car - NBC Bay Area
East Bay

East Bay

The latest news from around the East Bay

Mangy Coyote Roaming Danville Hit, Killed by Car



    Mangy Coyote Roaming Danville Hit, Killed by Car
    Wildlife Emergency Services
    A mangy coyote spotted roaming the streets of Danville has been struck and killed by a vehicle.

    A coyote spotted in Danville suffering from a severe case of mange has been fatally struck by a car, Wildlife Emergency Services said in a statement Monday.

    Animal control officers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel had been aware of the sick animal ever since it was first reported roaming Danville's residential neighborhoods Aug. 19.

    Members of the public were advised not to provide the coyote with food or water to discourage it from staying around.

    Rebecca Dmytryk, president and CEO of Wildlife Emergency Services, said this afternoon that the animal was reportedly struck by a vehicle on Sycamore Valley Road near Brookside Drive.

    Animal control has been notified, according to Dmytryk, who said the carcass will be sent to a state lab for further study.

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android