01/05/2012 09:47 EST | Updated 03/06/2012 05:12 EST

Disease testing underway on not so wily coyote shot dead in Saskatchewan city

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. - Tests are underway to determine whether an aggressive coyote shot in North Battleford, Sask., after it was observed acting aggressively toward people was diseased.

City bylaw officers were called Monday to the Saskatchewan Hospital grounds where a coyote was acting strangely and wouldn't run from humans.

Ross MacAngus, the city's bylaw enforcement supervisor, says after the predator was shot, officers discovered it had watery, puffy eyes.

MacAngus says a veterinarian is testing the coyote's remains, with the results expected by early next week.

Three coyotes have been spotted in North Battleford since the beginning of the week. (CJLR)