Coyotes, Foxes terrorize High Point residents

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Neighbors in a local townhome community are anxious as coyotes  and foxes venture into the streets and run amuck.

The Crosswinds Townhomes neighborhood in northwest High Point borders several heavily wooded areas -- home to wild animals. Now, some of those animals are too close for comfort.

Resident Krystal Adams says a coyote chased her and her 2-year-old daughter in broad daylight on Sunday morning.

"I could hear his claws on the concrete because he was so close to us," Adams said. "We ran to the door and I knew for sure it was going to be right on our backs. It was so close I was making sure my dog was in the house not the coyote," said Adams.

Adams called animal control in High Point but they only deal with domesticated animals. Coyotes and foxes are considered wild.

Now Adams and her neighbor Philip McDonald are on the lookout.

"I've got a little silky terrier and I'm walking her and she could make a snack for a coyote," said McDonald, describing his small dog Gizmo.

McDonald said he likes where he lives because of the wildlife, but worries what could happen to Gizmo if she gets out.

Meanwhile, Adams wants the problem taken care of by anyone.

"I'm not asking them to kill the animal. I want it moved. I want it gone," said Adams.

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