Elusive Coyote Spotted Roaming Central Park

A coyote was spotted rambling through New York City’s Central Park on the evening of February 8 — a rare sighting of the wild canine which had previously been spotted in January.

New Yorker Pawel Stefan Benedykcinski, also known as Beny, shot the video and tweeted it the following day, writing that he had spotted the coyote near Conservatory Water, a pond on the east side of the park.

Central Park officials said coyotes have been in the city for at least 30 years. However, the New York City Parks Department said just one coyote is known to live in Central Park, the New York Daily News reported.

The parks department urges anyone who sees a coyote to remain calm, and to contact parks personnel if the coyote appears “aggressive or fearless.” Credit: Pawel Stefan Benedykcinski via Storyful

Video Transcript

BENY: Coyote in Central Park.

Coyote in Central Park.