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Forest Service warns of coyote attack on Uwharrie Trail

Forest Service warns of coyote attack on Uwharrie Trail

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Coyote - Stock Image (Harry Collins / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO — The U.S. Forest Service is warning visitors to be on alert following a recent coyote attack on a trail in the Uwharrie National Forest. In what is being called an isolated incident, early Saturday morning two individuals received minor injuries after being attacked by a coyote on the Uwharrie Trail near Big Island Creek. The U.S. Forest Service and N.C. state officials are working to locate the coyote involved.  According to a press release, encountering coyotes and other wildlife can be a common occurrence in the Uwharrie National Forest. Officials offered the following tips: Know before you go—contact the District Ranger’s office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or visit the ...