DNR: Coyote activity on the rise as mating season begins
MID-MICHIGAN - If you've recently heard coyotes howling more, you're not alone.
Right now, the Department of Natural Resources says they're more active because of mating season.
The DNR says coyotes live across mid-Michigan and there are some precautions you can take.
Don't give coyotes food, including leaving trash and pet food out.
Also, don't leave your small pets outside alone.
If you do see a coyote, make loud noises to scare them.
“Coyotes tend to be very shy and they can be scared away pretty easily. And you can have coyotes in your neighborhood and not know it for years and then finally you see it and you think they're new but in all likelihood they've probably been around for a long time," said Holly Vauhn of the DNR.
The DNR says mating season lasts until next month.