Coyote Kills Dog in Wheaton

A coyote attacked and killed a schnauzer in Wheaton late Friday night.

A coyote killed a dog in the 600 block of Plamondon Court in Wheaton around 11:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

A resident told police the coyote attacked his black and white schnauzer around 10:30 p.m. after jumping the resident's fence, according to Wheaton police.

Wheaton police remind residents: 

  • Section 14-102 of the Wheaton City Code prohibits the feeding of coyotes.
  • Teaching coyotes where they are not welcome can be accomplished with hazing to change the behaviors of habituated coyotes and reestablish a natural fear of humans. If residents encounter an unwelcome coyote:  yell at the coyote; use a noisemaker; throw objects at it; clap hands; run toward it; and, spray it with a garden hose. 
  • Small pets and small children should be monitored by an adult when outdoors.  Wild animals are not domesticated.  Residents should phone 9-1-1 anytime a wild animal acts aggressively toward humans.


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dorothy thompson December 26, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Hello. Do these people read the news. Do not leave you small dogs out alone. Coyotes attack small dogs.
Lori Pocius December 28, 2012 at 11:07 PM
How many animals are these coyotes going to kill before the city does something about it. I grew up in the country and the coyotes never bothered are animals. These animals they are killing are animals of familys that love them. When will they drag a small child away? when its to late........
unheard December 31, 2012 at 04:00 PM
When will people truly study coyote behavior before posting comments that frighten others? A child is NOT going to be attacked, please do some basic research. The city took years to finally handle the coyote issue properly-thank you Mayor Gresk!!! For those who choose not to listen, they have no one to blame but themselves.
julie January 05, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Why were our comments removed? My husband dan also commented, why are we being censored?


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