Coyote bites woman in parking lot of Swampscott restaurant

A Texas woman visiting family in Massachusetts is receiving rabies treatment after she was bitten by a coyote in a restaurant parking lot in Swampscott. , on Saturday night when the incident occurred. Ellis said she had just put the leftovers in the car and was sitting in the driver’s seat when she felt a sharp blow to her thigh. “I was thinking it was a puppy or a dog, and here’s this coyote standing there looking at me,” she said. “She just let out this bloodcurdling scream, and she had no idea why, because she hadn’t seen the coyote at all,” said Susan Ellis. “It scared me, certainly,” Kathy Ellis said. “I was holding a can of mineral water and I threw it at him to get him away from the door so I could do it. I never expected one to walk up to the car and just stick their head in it.” Unable to close the door, Kathy Ellis thought nothing of the encounter and drove to her childhood home in Salem. “As she was driving home, she was telling my sister, ‘This really hurts.’ But I didn’t rip my pants or anything, so I thought he hit me pretty hard,” he said. Ellis checked his leg for bruises once he got to Salem and discovered blood on the inside of his pants. This is the second case in recent weeks of a coyote biting a person in Swampscott The first attack occurred June 13 in the Banco Santander parking lot on Paradise Road, which is less than a block from the parking lot where Ellis was bitten. this problem in the city. “He was a well-fed coyote,” Ellis said. “To be able to hurt someone like that, especially coming right up to the car, if it’s a child or a small child or another animal, that’s really serious.” to humans and causes incidents like this. Just before 10 pm that coyote appeared to be eating something in the parking lot.

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A Texas woman visiting family in Massachusetts is receiving rabies treatment after she was bitten by a coyote in a restaurant parking lot in Swampscott.

Kathy Ellis said she was leaving Bertucci’s at Swampscott Mall on Paradise Road with her sister, Susan, on Saturday night when the incident occurred.

Ellis said he had just put the leftovers in the car and was sitting in the driver’s seat when he felt a sharp blow to his thigh.

“I was thinking it was a puppy or a dog, and here is this coyote standing there looking at me,” he said.

“He just let out this bloodcurdling scream, and he had no idea why, because he hadn’t seen the coyote at all,” Susan Ellis said.

“It scared me, certainly,” Kathy Ellis said. “I was holding a can of mineral water and I threw it at him to get him away from the door so I could do it. I never expected one to walk up to the car and just stick his head in.”

Once she was able to close the door, Kathy Ellis thought nothing of the encounter and drove to her childhood home in Salem.

“As I was driving home, I was telling my sister, ‘This really hurts.’ But she hadn’t ripped my pants or anything, so I thought she hit me really hard,” she said.

Ellis checked for bruises on his leg once he arrived in Salem and discovered blood on the inside of his pants.

This marks the second case in recent weeks of a person being bitten by a coyote in Swampscott. The first attack occurred on June 13 in the Banco Santander parking lot on Paradise Road, which is less than a block from the parking lot where Ellis was bitten.

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Ellis said police told him that people are leaving food for the coyotes, which is creating this problem in the city.

“He was a well-fed coyote,” Ellis said. “To be able to hurt someone like that, especially coming right into the car, if it’s a child or a small child or another animal, that’s really serious.”

Swampscott Animal Control officers are reminding people not to feed wild animals as it attracts them to humans and causes incidents like this one.

Shortly before 10 p.m., NewsCenter 5 captured footage of the coyote in the Swampscott Mall parking lot Tuesday, around the same time Ellis was bitten three nights earlier. That coyote seemed to be eating something in the parking lot.