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Another coyote spotted in Central Park

NEW YORK — Weeks after a coyote attracted national attention with his adventures in Central Park, one of the canines was spotted on a golf course in another city park Tuesday.

The Department of Parks & Recreation said two golfers reported seeing the coyote by hole No. 5 on the course in Van Cortlandt Park, an 1,100 acre tract in the Bronx.

The Central Park coyote died late last month as he was being tagged for release upstate. He had been captured several days earlier after leading police on a chase through New York City's largest park.

Officials have said that coyote apparently wandered into the big city from the suburbs.

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said officials had no plans to pursue the coyote spotted Tuesday because he posed no immediate danger to humans or pets.

"Central Park is an area frequented by thousands of people on a daily basis,'" he said, while Van Cortlandt Park attracts fewer visitors.