By Walt Hunter

WAYNE, Pa. (CBS) – Wayne residents are on the alert for a coyote on the prowl in their Main Line neighborhood.

Radnor Code Enforcement officer Bill Gallagher says there have been three sightings of the coyote since February.

The most recent encounter came last Tuesday. Neighbor Nancy Koons says she was headed out early in the morning to put her daughter’s 11 pound rabbit “Sweety” in his cage when she suddenly came face to face with the animal. Koons says she and the coyote both took off running.

Gallagher says while coyotes do stalk small animals, they are usually scared of humans. Still, he cautions, a coyote is a wild animal and anyone spotting the coyote should stay away and call police.

Radnor officials say there have been more than a dozen coyote sighting in Radnor in the last few years.

Until the coyote is found, Koons says “Sweety” will be staying indoors.

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