Deputies warning of uptick in Anderson Twp. coyote sightings

Published: Nov. 10, 2016 at 4:00 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2016 at 11:05 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Have you seen them where you live?
Police in at least one Tri-State community say they're getting more and more calls about coyotes running around.
In a Facebook post made on Wednesday by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office branch in Anderson Township, deputies say they're "receiving more calls regarding coyotes than in the past few years."
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says coyotes are common in Ohio in both rural and urban settings.
Authorities say that it's hard to prove that there's been an increase in coyotes living around Anderson Township, but they say there have been more sightings than usual.

Coyotes are attracted to certain food, small animals and small pets like dogs and cats, according to the ODNR.

Typically, coyotes are fearful of humans and can usually be scared off by clapping your hands or shouting at them. According to the ODNR, coyotes are most active at dawn and dusk, but could be spotted frequently through the day.
For more information about coyotes in Ohio, and what to look for, click here.

Copyright 2016 WXIX. All rights reserved