Have you heard that eerie howl or scream in the night? It's likely a coyote. It could be digging into your garbage or on the prowl for easy prey.
But while they are not aggressive towards people, they can go after small animals, especially if food is scarce. That seems to be exactly what happened in Riverside, a western suburb of Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that a pack broke an exterior door of a residence while chasing down a dog that had been outside.
Riverside Police Sgt Bill Guts chick said in the Sun-Times story "in his 25 years on duty, this was the first time he’s heard of coyotes trying to get into a home while chasing a pet."
In October we compiled a map of places you had seen the coyotes in our area. Readers continued to post comments for week, updating their fellow neighbors on the most recent sightings.
Here's how to avoid attracting coyotes to your property: Police Offer Tips for Keeping Coyotes Away
If a coyote is acting in a threatening manner in Downers Grove, call 9-1-1 or contact the Willowbrook Wildlife Center’s 24-hour automated phone line for advice at 630-942-6200.
Have you spotted a coyote recently? Let us know in the comments.
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