For the third time in one week, a New Canaan resident has reported a coyote sighting to the police department's Animal Control unit.
At about 9:15 a.m. Monday, a town resident spotted and photographed what Animal Control Officer Mary Ann Kleinschmitt believes to be a coyote at 32 Sunrise Avenue (photo and interactive map of coyote sightings attached).
The report follows last week.
Kleinschmitt keeps an updated log of coyote sightings, which she says comes in handy when residents report cats and small dogs missing, as the coyotes see those animals as a food source.
New Canaan Patch in its free daily newsletter each Wednesday features complete with an updated coyote sighting map, lost dogs and cats report, deer vs. motor vehicle information and details on animal and rabies calls in town.
Following scattered reports of coyote sightings in the area, two Animal Control officers and two more police officers recently searched Waveny Park for signs of a coyote den, and found no evidence of one.
"We wanted to make sure there was nothing on park property that would be of concern to anyone," Kleinschmitt said.
Any resident that spots a coyote should call New Canaan Police to report it, at 203-594-3500.