ROCK HILL — Coyotes have been spotted near the area of Winthrop Universitys campus known as Winthrop Lake, prompting school officials to urge the public to be cautious while using the public recreational areas.
State wildlife officials have issued a permit to Winthrop to trap the animals, after two coyotes were seen in woods near the rear of the schools recreational complex.
Students and the public often use the grassy area around the lake for outdoor activities.
The lake east of Eden Terrace and south of Winthrop Coliseum backs up to a residential neighborhood.
Signs have been posted warning visitors of the coyote sightings.