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Coyotes close Spartanburg Co. park

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A picture of an eastern coyote. (SCDNR) A picture of an eastern coyote. (SCDNR)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Spartanburg County park was closed Wednesday after coyotes were reported in the area.

Officials of the Spartanburg County Parks Department said that a neighbor of the Va Du Mar McMillan Park told officials about some coyote activity on a nearby property.

The park was closed and a trapper was brought in to determine the extent of the problem, officials said.

Officials said the park will be closed until March 7. They said no-trespassing signs have been placed at the park informing the public of the closure.

According to the state Department of Natural Resources, coyotes first appeared in South Carolina about 30 years ago, and prey heavily on white-tailed deer fawns.

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