Officials confirm rabid coyote involved in several attacks

Officials confirm rabid coyote involved in several attacks

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management confirmed a coyote involved in two separate attacks last week tested positive for rabies. Officials said they believe it was the same coyote that attacked someone in Scituate on Thursday. A hiker in Johnston later killed the coyote on Friday after being bitten on the leg. Officials retrieved the carcass for testing and confirmed the rabies diagnosis. “Along with my peers at RIDOH, I urge anyone in Scituate and Johnston who may have …