NORTH COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - North College Hill police are urging residents to be on the lookout for coyotes.
A coyote was spotted in the back yards of Meis Avenue over the weekend, the department posted to Facebook Monday.
Officials ask residents to be cautious about letting small pets outside in the evening.
Woodlawn and Glendale police have also issued coyote warnings this year.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife reminds the public that coyotes are common in the Buckeye State.
"If you do have a coyote on or near your property, remove all "attractants" to help deter the coyote from returning," ODNR advises. "This includes removing garbage and pet food before nightfall and cleaning up around the grill."
Coyotes are curious, but generally fearful of humans. Clap your hands and shout to scare off coyotes that are investigating your yard.
NCH police ask residents to report any coyote sightings.