CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A second rabid coyote has been found near the Aldersgate Retirement Community on Shamrock Drive in northeast Charlotte.

Neighbors were warned Monday about the first one.

There ve been 33 reported cases of rabies in Mecklenburg County this year.

Three were coyotes.

Concerns for residents in several neighborhoods have people looking out for the furry member of the dog family.

John Shaw of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission said people should not be any more afraid of coyotes than many other animals that populate our area.

I would be more afraid of a human, Shaw said. There has never been a case of a coyote attacking a human in North Carolina for food source. Let me change that, in the Southeast.

But what about the incident where a coyote later found to have rabies attacked a small dog as its owner walked it on Rosemary Lane? Shaw said that any animal with rabies would cause the same type of problem for people who might cross its path.

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