CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Coyotes are not native to Ohio, but as more increasingly call the Cleveland area home, it's important to know how to identify them and avoid an attack.
This week a Lakewood woman had to euthanize her dog after an attack on Tuesday. The incident joins a handful more reports of small dogs being attacked or coyote sightings in Northeast Ohio this season.
The information below will help you identify a coyote to make sure it's not a stray dog or harmful fox.
As for scaring one away, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says:
We'd also like you to vote and see if you know what a real coyote looks like and keep in mind there are no wolves in Ohio according to the ODNR.
Here's the answer everyone! A) is a gray wolf (Ohio does not have wolves) B) is also a wolf. C) is a fox D) is in fact a coyote.
Here's what a coyote sounds like:
Here is a list of things that help identify a coyote and how to protect yourself (and your pets) from them: