Coyote spotted in Tappan

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A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan. A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

There has been a coyote sighting in Rockland County.

A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

The woman is now warning her neighbors to be cautious when out in the area.

Experts say coyotes are wary of humans and will usually run away.  However, if you want to scare the animal off, make noise by banging pots and pans or using an air horn or whistle. They say to maintain eye contact with a coyote and do not turn your back or run away. Running away can trigger a coyote's prey drive and may cause him or her to chase you.

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