At least one small dog has been attacked by a pack of coyotes that are roaming in town, Middlebury Police said Friday.
The coyotes have been seen in the Joy Road area down to Regan Road, and just south of Whittemore Road, and animal control has been fielding calls from residents who are reporting the sightings.
Police said the small dog was attacked while loose in the Whittemore Road area.
"The coyotes seemed to be around houses more in search of food because of the deep snow cover," Acting Police Chief Richard Wildman said. "If you see coyotes acting abnormally or having bold behavior around people please call the Middlebury Police immediately."
Wildman said the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has an excellentonline bulletin, "Living with Coyotes."