There are recent reports of pets being maimed and killed, assumed to be by coyotes in the Brownsville area in White County. The coyotes set traps for pets to lure them away from their homes; this may be because of their mating season.
A Team Indiana report posted on Facebook stated that “The next 4-6 weeks is mating season for coyotes. Please do not let your dogs out alone. The coyote gets your dog to chase him and them somewhere in the distance, the pack waits for your dog. The outcome is tragic.” The post went on to say that coyote breeding typically peaks in late February and early March and the gestation period averages 58-63 days. Male coyotes can become more aggressive during this time of year during their breeding season.
There is also more than one report of a black panther being seen in White County recently also. If you have photos, please send in to The Villagers’ Voice.