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Coyote Mom and Pups Reported Near Brophy School Walking Path

Parents reported the coyotes to Framingham Animal Control.

Brophy Elementary School parents are reporting seeing a coyote mother and her pups on the walking path between the elementary school and the Belknap Road and Flanagan Drive neighborhoods.

Coyote moms are known to be protective and aggressive. Coyotes use a den for rearing the pups and sleeping. They will scent mark the area around the den and defend it. The den can be a burrow dug into the ground, or under a rock outcropping, a tree or a bush.

One parent reported seeing the coyotes near the path around the elementary school's 3:15 p.m. dismissal time on Wednesday.

Parents reported the coyotes to Framingham Animal Control.

Parents and students using the Belknap Road pathway to the elementary school should be cautious.

Tanya Lipp January 24, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Bill Page from Animal Control contacted parents, did a morning sweep of the area, consulted with Brophy Principal Frank Rothwell and later was present at dismissal and checked the area again and met with and advised the crossing guard about coyotes. Additionally, Brophy Principal Frank Rothwell personally walked all of the kids through the path today. Very impressed with both Framingham Animal Control and the leadership at Brophy School!
Susan Petroni January 24, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Thanks Tanya for the update!
Ryan Seavey January 25, 2013 at 05:39 AM
I'm in Ashland near 135 and I heard what sounded like a pack of dogs late last night, so I guess I now what I heard now...

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