Wildlife advocates in Vermont said state officials should conduct DNA sampling to determine whether wolves, or coyote-wolf hybrids, are widely present in the state and deserve protection.
Warden responds to ‘exceedingly rare’ coyote attack in Addison County
The incident was likely a “one-off,” said Chris Bernier, a biologist with Vermont’s Fish & Wildlife Department. Vermonters “shouldn't feel like they need to fear coyotes as a result of this one incident,” he said.
Two coyotes test positive for rabies; elderly couple attacked
George and Priscilla Gilman were walking on their Salisbury property in April when they were attacked.