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Coyotes Spotted in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, two coyotes were reported  at citizens’ park in Ridgewood yesterday . The first known record of coyote occurrence in New Jersey was recorded near Lambertville, Hunterdon County in 1939. The animal was described in newspaper accounts as “a long, bushy tailed animal looking something like a police dog but with the coloration of a coyote”. The mounted skin is in the collection of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The Division of Fish and Wildlife received another 29 reports statewide sporadically over the ensuing 40 years, but increased significantly since 1980.

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