Coyotes Spotted in Vacant Clearwater Mansion, Frightening Neighbors
Residents of the Glenwood neighborhood are worried about reports of coyotes spotted in broad daylight and other critters that may be inhabiting the abandoned mansion, local news stations report.
Neighbors say an abandoned Clearwater mansion has become home to a host of frightening animals, including a pack of coyotes, WTSP 10 News reports.
The Ridgewood Street property in the Glenwood neighborhood is boarded up and overgrown, and residents say rats and a 5-foot monitor lizard have moved in. Coyotes have also been spotted in the neighborhood in broad daylight, WTSP reports.
"It's a concern for me because I have a three year old and a two year old," Allie Lyon told the station. "A coyote, they can attack small children. It's a concern for us being out trick or treating on Halloween and this neighborhood has a lot of children in it."
Lyon told ABC Action News she's called city officials and law enforcement but hasn't had any luck in addressing the coyote problem. The news station's calls to Pinellas County Animal Control on Friday were not returned.
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