A Center Grove resident had noticed a groundhog family and rabbits had vanished from his yard.
And last week, Brian Copenhaver saw a coyote come in and out of a grove of trees in his backyard. He has lived in the Brentridge Estates subdivision in the Center Grove area for six years, and had never seen a coyote on his property, let alone a large, healthy-looking one like the animal he spotted last week, he said.
The coyote was about twice as big as his dog, which is a 50-pound Boxer, he said. Copenhaver thinks the coyote might be to blame for the missing rabbits and groundhogs.