Residents Warned of Coyotes After Attack

(Courtesy: MGN Online/Wiki Commons)

(Courtesy: MGN Online/Wiki Commons)

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Local authorities in Mansfield were tracking a pack of coyotes Friday after a man doing some lawn care was attacked.

He was riding a mower while blowing leaves along Springmill Road shortly before noon.

According to the Mansfield Police Department, about four coyotes rushed at him from a wooded area and one jumped up on the mower, scratching him.

The man’s jacket was torn and he suffered an injury to his arm but was able to drive himself to the hospital.

The game warden responded to the area.

Coyotes are not native to Ohio but can typically be found throughout the state’s 88 counties.

Click here to read what to do if a coyote is in your backyard, as explained by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.