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Police Shoot, Kill Coyote On Beacon Hill

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A coyote was spotted lurking around Beacon Hill on Sunday. (credit: Massachusetts Environmental Police)

A coyote was spotted lurking around Beacon Hill on Sunday. (credit: Massachusetts Environmental Police)

BOSTON (CBS) – Environmental police shot and killed a coyote on Beacon Hill Sunday.

The 25-pound female was first spotted on the Common near the Frog Pond and then ended up in Louisburg Square  near Sen. John Kerry’s home before noon.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports

Read: Info on coyotes in Massachusetts

When police arrived at the scene, they saw the coyote making its way through an alley.

WBZ News Radio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports 

It had mange, a skin disease caused by mites, and an injured left paw.  Officers believed it was a danger to the public, so they shot and killed it.

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