have existed in the City of Aurora and the State of Ohio for many years.
Coyotes are most visible in spring and fall, and appear more often at dawn and
at dusk. They tend to be shy and avoid interaction with people but will defend
their territory against intruding coyotes, foxes and dogs. Coyotes use a
variety of ways to communicate with one another including howls, yelps, barks,
growls and squeals, most often heard around dusk and dawn. Coyotes have an
elongated snout and dark fur on their lower forelegs and travel with their
bushy tail pointed down. The coyotes’ diet consists of mice, rabbits, small
animals, fruit and trash. If you know that coyotes are in your area you should
keep pets inside at night and use a leash when you take them outside. To
discourage coyotes from visiting your property you should remove food sources
from yards, clean outdoor grills, accompany small children and pets outside and
keep dogs on a leash. If coyotes are frequenting your property you can consider
contacting a professional to have them trapped. You can also fend them off with
loud noise or a garden hose sprayed in their direction.