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Coyotes in Delhi Township

On 10/05/17, we received information from a Delhi resident on Ihle Drive that their small dog was attacked by what the veterinarian thinks was a coyote. The Delhi Township Police want to remind everyone that coyotes are common throughout Ohio's 88 counties, in both rural, and urban settings. See below:

  • Identify that the canine is truly a coyote, and not a stray dog. See the back of this card for tips. If you determine that the animal is a stray dog, contact your county dog warden.

  • If you do have a coyote on your property, remove all "attractants" to possibly deter the coyote from returning. This includes removing garbage, and pet food before nightfall, and cleaning up around the grill. Coyotes prey primarily on small mammals, such as rabbits and mice. Small pets may also be taken. Keep small dogs and cats inside, or stay with them at night when coyotes are most active. Coyotes are curious, but generally fearful of humans. Clap your hands and shout to scare off coyotes that are investigating your yard.

  • If the coyote visiting your yard seems to lack a fear of humans, or is presenting a conflict even after removing attractants from your yard, contact a nuisance trapper. You can locate a trapper near you by calling the Division of Wildlife at 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543). Coyotes in rural areas can be controlled through legal hunting and trapping methods. Consult the yearly Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet for more information. Go to to view more information online.

Alert sent on 10/06/2017 at 09:35 EDT

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