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Prescott officials warn of aggressive coyote, at least four people attacked

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Authorities in Prescott are warning the public of an aggressive coyote who reportedly attacked at least four people in the Prescott Lakes Subdivision. City officials say police were called to the area after a woman was bitten by the coyote while walking her dog. She was treated for minor injuries and possible rabies exposure. Police learned at least three other residents in the vicinity also came in contact with an animal believed to be the same coyote. The Arizona Game and Fish Department sent officers to the neighborhood but have yet to locate the animal. Authorities urge people to be aware of their surroundings and keep a lookout for wild animals exhibiting unusual or aggressive behavior. Dog walkers should use extreme caution as coyotes are known to attack pets.