A coyote searches for food among the snow-covered rocks of Joshua Tree National Monument, January 28, 2000, as a storm moves out of southern California leaving skies of blue. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
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NORTH CANTON, Ohio - North Canton police are telling residents to be on alert after a possible coyote sighting near a park Thursday morning.
Officers were called to 7th Street NE at about 7:32 a.m. for a report of a wolf-like animal. Police said it was trying to get to the geese in a fenced-in area of Dogwood Park.
Officers searched the ball fields and a nearby wooded area, but did not find the animal. According to police, coyotes have been reported within the city limits before and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is aware.
“I do want to emphasize that should anyone see a coyote or like sized animal, that appears to be acting aggressively or menacing toward people or animals, to please call the police department and we will respond to your call for assistance,” Chief Stephan Wilder said in a news release.
North Canton residents should call the police department at 330-499-5911 to report coyote sightings.
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