The animals will be more active in the coming months

Coyote mating season has arrived in parts of Ohio. The season runs from February to about the end of March causing the animals be more active during both the day and night. An officer helping out a stranded driver was bitten by a coyote recently. Coyotes are normally not this aggressive, however, the officer could have been near the coyotes den or home in the woods. Keeping your home free of garbage outside, pet food or other food drippings can help to keep curious coyotes from entering your property.

Beaver numbers are back up in Ohio after becoming almost completely wiped from the ecosystem in 1830. During that year, the demand for their pelts was high and caused the populations to drop significantly. The increase in beaver populations has been met with mixed feelings amongst Ohio residents. Some see the animals as a nuisance, blocking essential water ways with their dams. Others, such as trappers, are excited at the chance to spot these critters and capture them.

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Officials reminding Ohio residents to watch out for coyotes during mating season

A Columbus police officer is doing okay Friday after he was bitten by a coyote while trying to help a stranded driver near S. Hamilton Road. and I-70. Ohio Department of Natural Resources officers said this situation is extremely rare. Wildlife management supervisor Gary Comer said, in his 25 years on the job, he has never heard of a coyote biting someone in this area. Read more

Summary: Coyote mating season has arrived in parts of Ohio. The season runs from February to about the end of March causing the animals be more active during both the day and night.

Beaver numbers high

After being wiped out statewide by 1830 due to the demand for their pelts and the clearing of forests, beavers are now thriving throughout Ohio.

First returning to some rugged southeastern Ohio valleys in the 1930s from neighboring states, they expanded in all directions while under the protection of state game laws.

The beaver’s arrival is greeted with mixed reviews, with trappers having new opportunities to experience these historically significant animals and wildlife watchers allowed a chance to spot some. See more

Summary: Beaver numbers are back up in Ohio after becoming almost completely wiped from the ecosystem in 1830. During that year, the demand for their pelts was high and caused the populations to drop significantly.

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