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City of Arlington captures coyote from Parkway Central Park on Thursday morning
By City of Arlington
Feb 15, 2024
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Arlington, Texas -- Arlington Animal Services captured a coyote this morning believed responsible for biting three children at Parkway Central Park in separate incidents. The coyote will be humanely euthanized and transported to Texas Health and Human Services in Austin for rabies testing.


Because of the aggressive coyote activity at the park, an animal control officer and a police officer were present this morning for pedestrian safety during school drop-offs at Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language. The officers saw the coyote on a road near the park and said that it charged them. Together, the officers were able to capture and secure the animal.



Parkway Central Park, 600 Van Buren Drive, will remain closed to the public until further notice. The City of Arlington will still partner with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Wildlife Services to evaluate and determine next steps.


Residents are encouraged to make online reports of coyote sightings in Arlington by visiting the City’s Action Center webpage and scrolling down to “Wildlife Sighting.”