Carol Anne Costa shared these photos of a coyote taken three weeks ago.
Officials from the Department of Environmental Management recently put down a sick coyote near South Broadway after multiple residents reported sighting to the city's animal control officer. Coyote packs live in East Providence; officials only kill the sickly ones. They recommend that residents refrain from feeding the animals to reduce human interaction. Carol Anne Costa shared these photos taken of a coyote about three weeks ago.
The mangy animal was suffering due to starvation and mite infestation.
Officials from the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) put down a sickly coyote along South Broadway on Wednesday. The mangy animal was plagued by mites and was becoming more bold with humans to retrieve food, said William Muggle, East Providence Animal Control Officer. The department received at least one call a day to report sightings. "He was extremely ill. He had no fur left, his tail was rotting off," Muggle said. "He was starving to death." After tracking him and other coyotes in the city for month, officials from the Department of Environmental Management met with Muggle near 1281 South Broadway to discuss this particularly mangy animal. At that time, the animal came closer to the officials and they shot him. "He came out …