In a social media post Bay Village warns residents to keep their dogs on leashes.
While coyotes are not native to Ohio they have been seen frequently in the area.
The Bay Village Police Department urges people to make themselves aware of the presence of coyotes and take necessary precautions.
“They’re not aggressive toward people unless cornered, so don’t corner one. If you see one and it doesn’t appear to be afraid of you, that’s not unusual. Since they live amongst people they have no fear of people,” said Bay Village police Lt. Calvin Holliday.
News 19 reported on Jan. 29 that Parma, Parma Heights, Seven Hills, Brunswick, West Park, almost any place close to a wooded area, are seeing an increase in coyotes.
The Safety Director for the City of Parma said there’s not been a report of a coyote or coyotes attacking a dog in a decade but, when people call about coyotes, he sends them information from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that urges them not to feed the coyotes, to keep their trash covered, and to watch small pets. And, despite the recent proliferation of the coyotes, no one seems alarmed.