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Decorah trail closed until further notice due to aggressive wildlife

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DECORAH (KWWL) -

Rocky Road Trail in Decorah's Van Peenen Park has been closed due to aggressive wildlife.

Decorah Parks and Recreation announced the temporary closure after a coyote was spotted in the area.

A spokeswoman for the city said an adult coyote has become increasingly aggressive while protecting its den.

Officials believe the den is located along the trail.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends people stay calm if they come across a wild animal and move to a safe place as quickly as possible to call law enforcement officials.

See previous KWWL story here.

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