A hiker trying to escape from coyotes in a wooded area of southern New Jersey has gotten stuck in a tree for nearly five hours.
Police say three coyotes followed a Raleigh man walking his dog and then tracked officers as they escorted the man to safety.
Coyotes aren't a common sight in Southeastern North Carolina but some folks say they're becoming far too common.
"They're like sharks of the land," said Steve Bilzi, who has seen coyotes near his home.
A daring decision to scare off an animal may have saved a dog’s life. Early this morning a Bladen county man found himself face to face with two coyotes that were ready to pounce on his pooch.
The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina is offering bounty payments of $25 for each coyote carcass that is turned into the tribe.