Nahant town board votes and becomes first town in Mass. to shoot and kill coyotes

NAHANT, Mass — The Town of Nahant is becoming the first in the state to actively shoot and kill aggressive coyotes.

The town board voted to bring in trained rifle experts from the USDA wildlife services, on Wednesday night.

Officials say this decision comes after months of research, and input from mass wildlife officials who all say the coyotes in Nahant are a public safety threat.

Coyotes in Nahant have been an issue for over a decade.

State and local officials also say this is not a long term solution, but just a way to address the immediate risk.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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