Coyote activity in Wheaton has been on a decline after reports of attacks against small dogs in the area earlier this fall.
According to a City of Wheaton map, the city received eight reports via its website between Nov. 18 and Dec. 18, including one encounter and two observations of coyotes.
The number was down more than 80 percent from the 50 reports the city receive from Oct. 18 to Nov. 18. The 50 reports included four encounters and five observations, according to the map.
The most recent attack on a small dog in the area was last month, when a coyote took a dog from a Warrenville yard late at night and killed it.
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