GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. -

Gross Pointe Woods police have issued a warning to pet owners in the area after a coyote sighting.

In an alert sent out to the community on Sunday, police said the coyote was spotted in the area of Torrey Road and Elford Court.

The alert warned residents to be vigilant when their pets were outside.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says coyotes are found throughout Michigan and rarely attack humans.