CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is holding a program in an Indianapolis suburb to talk about options for dealing with urban coyotes.
The program by the DNR’s Division of Fish and Wildlife comes in the wake of reports earlier this year of Carmel officials saying the city north of Indianapolis was receiving reports of coyote sightings and about cats and dogs being threatened or missing.
Coyotes are native to western Indiana and are now common in all counties in the state. DNR conservation education supervisor Warren Gartner says places like Carmel and Fishers have a lot of green space that give cover for rabbits and provide habitat for coyotes as well.
The program will be held Dec. 3 at the Cool Creek Nature Center in Carmel.