Biologists weigh in on recent encounters

After a string of recent coyote sightings and encounters, Ohio residents have growing concern about the dangers that these animals pose. Coyotes can be found in all 88 counties in the state and can be seen in both rural and urban areas. Biologists stresses that coyotes are usually more afraid of people than we are of them and grow to be about the same size as a medium sized dog. They usually weigh about 30 to 50 pounds and grow to be about two feet tall.

An Ohio couple got a surprise intruder recently in the form of a curious squirrel. The squirrel had gained access into their home and wreaked havoc on their kitchen and other parts of their home. Squirrels typically gain access to homes via open chimneys, small openings underneath the home, or sometimes via windows or doors that are left open. The couple was able to guide the squirrel out by making a pathway towards the door where it was captured and relocated.

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Are coyotes something to be afraid of? Biologist weighs in on their role in ecosystem

After a coyote attack in Columbus, we wondered how worried we should be about these animals.

On Friday, Columbus police released body camera video from a coyote attack along Interstate 70 Thursday night. The officer was checking on a stranded driver when the coyote bit him.

Coyotes are found in all 88 counties in Ohio. Biologist Allen Lea said you’ll see them in rural and urban areas. Even if you don’t see coyotes, chances are, you’ll hear them. Read more

Summary: After a string of recent coyote sightings and encounters, Ohio residents have growing concern about the dangers that these animals pose. Coyotes can be found in all 88 counties in the state.

‘Squirrely’ suspect released into the wild after breaking into home

A Forest Park couple is still in shock after a “squirrely” suspect broke into their home and left behind a bit of a mess.

Garrett McNabb and Dawn Krueger say things got a bit “nutty” at their house on Wednesday night. Krueger got home from work around 6 p.m. and heard some loud noises. “It’s a squirrel!” Krueger yelled. “Like, we’ve got a squirrel in our house!”

Minutes later, McNabb got home. At that point, the bandit had ducked down into a hiding place behind the kitchen cabinets. See more

Summary: An Ohio couple got a surprise intruder recently in the form of a curious squirrel. The squirrel had gained access into their home and wreaked havoc on their kitchen.

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