FAIRFIELD TWP, OH (FOX19) - On Saturday, spectators at a kids soccer game in Fairfield Township got a surprise when a coyote ran alongside the players.
“I’m sitting on the sidelines, eating my Chic-Fil-A, texting and all of the sudden I see a deer or a fox or something and I look up and I’m like ‘Oh it’s a coyote in the daylight,’” Madison Simmons recalled. “So, it’s just running parallel to the field all the way down.”
In the video, taken by Simmons, you can see a coyote sprint the length of the field. The Butler County resident says it was the second time the animal sprinted up and down the field of play.
“If you look closely or listen closely to the video you can hear my stepdad like ‘Oh there’s a coyote on the field, ha ha’ like it’s kind of funny,” Simmons said.
“Good thing he didn’t snatch up any of the kids,” she said jokingly.
Coyotes sightings have become more common in Butler County and residents frequently take to social media with videos of the animals walking around their yards in the middle of the night but a mid-day sighting like this is less common. Those commenting on Simmons video have made light of the situation.
“One was like (the game) is sponsored by ACME, what team was the coyote on,” Simmons said. “That was really funny to see. So, mostly positive funny feedback is what I got.”