NBC10: South Jersey pet owners concerned about coyote sightings

    Dog owners Cheryl and Steve Gearhart never worried about their two terriers being outside their Upper Township home, until their neighbor spotted a coyote behind his house.

    “They don’t go out by themselves at night, “said Cheryl Gearhart. “Just with the threat of the coyote and everybody saying they go after little dogs.”

    Local officials say coyote sightings in the area including one recently caught on video have dramatically increased in the past three months along with accounts of dogs and cats disappearing or being attacked.

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