60 people attend presentation on coyotes

CANFIELD — Don’t be surprised if you are enjoying time in your backyard and, without warning, you receive a visit from an unexpected and unwelcome guest, a wildlife professor says.

“More coyotes are closer to people today than there ever has been,” Dr. Stan Gehrt told an estimated 60 people who attended his lecture tonight on the subject at the Ohio State University extension office, 490 S. Broad St.

During his free, two-hour presentation, he also addressed ways to avoid problems with the animals.

Gehrt, an associate professor of wildlife ecology at Ohio State University and an expert on coyotes, noted that research shows an increasing number of the wild animals has been seen in suburban and urban areas.

As they have better adjusted to urban surroundings, more interactions have occurred between coyotes and humans, Gehrt explained.

For the complete story, read Thursday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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