A man recently saw a strange looking critter in the East York area, and he took some pictures and shared them with us.
We, in turn, contacted the state Game Commission to see if they could determine what it is. Unfortunately, they were not sure based solely on the photo, which was small.
The man wondered if it might be a coyote. Jerry Feaser, a spokesman for the Game Commission, said he wouldn’t be surprised. They are found from Erie to Philadelphia and have adapted well to urban, suburban sprawl.
If you spot a wild animal hanging out in your neighborhood, you need to figure out why. It goes where the food is. Once the food source is cleaned up, the animal will move on.
Coyotes “will take advantage of small dogs and cats,” he added.
People should enjoy wildlife from a distance, Feaser advised.