East Troy PD fields calls about coyotes, has some fun in news release


East Troy police announced they have been receiving calls regarding coyote sightings -- and coyotes howling at night. 

Because coyotes are usually nocturnal, officials stress that living in the country people will both see and hear coyotes on a regular basis. They urge residents to not call 911 when they see these wild animals. 

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That said, East Troy police added that "there are certain behaviors that are cause for alarm by Coyotes and they are:"

  • Coyotes dropping anvils from hot air balloons
  • Coyotes in possession of a giant magnet
  • Coyotes in possession of “TNT”
  • Coyotes carrying product marked “ACME”
  • Coyotes posting signs such as “detour” or “free bird seed”
  • Coyotes in possession of a catapult
  • Coyotes on roller skates with rockets attached

Officials said, "call 911 immediately if you witness any of the above behaviors by coyotes."


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