Brookville, PA – The nurse who was attacked by a coyote early Sunday morning outside Laurelbrooke Landing Assisted Living Center is doing much better.
According to Police Chief Vince Markle, the victim is actually already back at work.
The woman was working the night shift and went outside on a work break just after midnight early Sunday morning when the attack happened. She was rushed to the hospital, where she received 18 stitches and a series of precautionary rabies shots.
Police and the Game Commission have set up traps to try to capture the coyote, but they haven’t had any luck yet.
Brookville residents are warned to be on the lookout for the coyote and any other animals that might be acting strangely.
According to Pennsylvania law, coyotes can be shot by anyone with a general hunting license, except for during deer, elk, bear, or turkey season, in which case you’ll usually need one of those licenses. They can be hunted during any time of day or night, even on Sundays. You do not need to be wearing orange.
Coyotes can be shot legally with most rifles (including semiautomatic and air guns), handguns, shotguns, bows and crossbows. The weapon must not use shot larger than size number four buckshot, and you can’t use anything that is not a legal weapon.
If you have seen a coyote or know more about what might have attacked the woman, please call the Brookville Police at 814-849-5323 or the Game Commission at 814-432-3187 or 814-432-3188.
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