Man in a Round Rock neighborhood was bitten by a coyote.
Around 10:00 am Wednesday morning, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man living in Teravista reporting that he had been bitten in the foot by a coyote. The caller stated that while he was trying to take a picture of a coyote it ran towards him and “nipped him” on the bottom of the left foot.
The incident took place on Lone Tree Path near the golf course in Teravista.
Animal control would normally try to capture and test the animal but the coyote left the area and they were unable to capture the animal and test it for rabies. Coyotes are one of the top five carriers for rabies in Texas so they recommend the man get tested and treated if necessary for possible rabies.
WHAT TO DO
Wildlife experts recommend you do not feed coyotes or leave food outside that they could eat. If there is no nearby food source the animals will move on.
If you do see a coyote do not attempt to get close to it. If they feel threatened they may attack to defend themselves or their young.
If you do get bit by a Coyote try to get as far away from the animal as you can, call 911 and try to keep it in sight until animal control arrives.