Coyote Bite Victim Starts Rabies Treatment

Police were waiting Tuesday and Wednesday morning for tests on an aggressive coyote that was seen multiple times in Orangeburg Monday night and attacked a woman and her dog early Tuesday morning. According to 52- year old Mary Lou Gardner the animal was stalking her and her 18 pound Skip Tzu when it attacked them. Gardner immediately reacted, throwing her coat over the coyote while kicking it until neighbors made noise to scare it off. Gardner was bitten by the animal, which was shot by tested for rabies. Wednesday morning tests came back positive, and at Nyack Hospital Gardner began the first four shots of treatment, which consists of several shots around the wounded area, as well as a tetanus shot. Gardner stated that she is sore but is thankful that the animal didn’t attack anyone else in the neighborhood, which is home to children elderly.

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