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'Beep, beep': Was that a wily coyote?

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MEDINA — What she thought was a wild coyote turned out to be nothing more than someone’s pet.

Laura Toth, director of the Medina County Office for Older Adults, looked out her office window at 246 Northland Drive on Monday and saw what she was convinced was a coyote.

She took pictures, she said, but they were blurry, and looked like “those Sasquatch photos.”

There were a few sightings of a “coyote” that day, Police Chief Ed Kinney said.

Officers responded and corralled what turned out to be a husky, which was returned to its owner.

“I wasn’t the only one (who thought she saw a coyote),” Toth said. “It wouldn’t be beyond the realm of possibility.”

Others have reported seeing coyotes on the outskirts of Medina.

Coyotes are relatively shy when it comes to human interaction, according to aaanimalcontrol.com. Humans, including children, are usually safe from healthy coyotes because they are not viewed as a food source. Coyotes will attack small dogs and cats, however, according to the website.

Toth joked at the Medina County commissioners meeting Tuesday that she might have seen a “coyote,” but not a Road Runner, a reference to the Looney Tunes’ cartoon characters, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.

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