Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that a pack broke a door trying to get at dogs in suburban Riverside.
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Sunday, January 27
By Dawn Aulet, Channahon-Minooka Patch Coyotes are timid and more afraid of people than we are of them, experts say. "Coyotes are actually very timid by nature," Channahon police Lt. Mark Fischer said in a 2010 story. 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 Gutschick 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." Related:
Saturday, December 22, 2012
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: Related:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A coyote kills a small dog in Warrenville.
A coyote killed a small dog in Warrenville last Friday, according to news release from Warrenville police. Police said the dog did not return after a resident let it out just after midnight. According to the Daily Herald, the dog was a 13-year-old miniature pinscher named Sugar. The dog's owner told the Herald she called police to report a coyote that had been lingering in her yard. She said animal control officers arrived when the coyote brought Sugar's body to the yard. Related:
Monday, October 8, 2012
A Yorkshire terrier died of injures after a coyote attack last Tuesday night.
A an 11-year-boy watched in horror as a coyote snatched and killed a small dog last Tuesday behind a Winfield home around 9 p.m., according to the Daily Herald. The home in the Churchill Woods subdivision backs up to the Illinois Prairie Path. The boy and his mother had taken their three dogs outside when a coyote appeared and took Coco, a 4-year-old Yorkshire terrier. The boy chased after the coyote with a bat, but the dog was found dead in the path about 30 minutes later, according to the Herald. Two small dogs survived a coyote attack in the backyard of a Wheaton home Sept. 27. About a week earlier, a puppy was found dead after a coyote attack in a nearby subdivision in unincorporated Wheaton. Let Patch save you time. To get the news …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Two small dogs survived a coyote attack in their backyard. One of the dogs sustained injuries.
Two small dogs survived a coyote attack Thursday, Sept. 27 in their backyard in the 2000 block of Stonebridge Court in Wheaton, police said. The coyote attacked around 10:21 p.m., when a babysitter for the dogs and house was playing ball with the dogs in the backyard. The babysitter thought one of the dogs, Evie, was dead and covered her in a towel before police arrived. When she showed police the towel, Evie was gone. They later found her in the house with injuries, police said. Let Patch save you time. To get the news delivered to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter. Fast signup here. You can also like us on Facebook. The dogs were taken to emergency vet services in Lisle. Evie had four bites around her neck and one on her nose…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A resident commends the City of Wheaton for its coyote policy and says recent fatal attack of a puppy should remind pet owners to know they coexist with the wild animals.
A resident of unincorporated Wheaton Monday night commended the city for its coyote awareness program, after a pack of coyotes last week attacked two small dogs, killing one. "The latest incident should serve as a reminder to all pet owners to realize we are co-existing with coyotes... Those predator animals are serving a balance in our nature to keep pests under control, said Paula McGowan of unincorporated Wheaton. In December 2010, a Bichon dog survived an attack by three coyotes in Wheaton. The city of Wheaton in 2010 adopted a coyote policy to change and adapt coyote behavior to different forms of human interaction. The Chicago area has seen a significant increase in the coyote population since the 1990s, and the Illinois Department …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Patch recaps top stories from the week of Sept. 23-29.
Here are some of the top stories in Wheaton from the week of Sept. 23-29: Puppy Dies of Coyote Attack in Wheaton District 200 Stresses Importance of 'Stranger Danger' Education at Safety Forum Don't want to miss this stuff during the week? Sign up for our free daily newsletter. Then, like us on Facebook! Readers' Choice: Top September Stories on Wheaton Patch District 200 to Sell Hubble Bricks Hubble: Crews to Demolish Building in Next 6 Weeks Residents Respond to Downtown Strategic Plan Peter Roskam, Korean Ambassador Recognize Korean War Veterans in Wheaton Illinois Republicans Energized but Questioning Foreign Policy After Convention Illinois Democrats Say They're More Confident About Re-election Post-Convention Health Department …
Monday, September 24, 2012
A 15-month-old terrier died after a coyote attack in its backyard Thursday. The pack of coyotes also attacked a 12-year-old terrier, which survived with severe injuries, according to NBC Chicago and the Daily Herald.
A Yorkshire terrier puppy was found dead Saturday after a coyote attack in unincorporated Wheaton, NBC Chicago reports. A pack of coyotes Thursday night attacked two small dogs in their owner's backyard in the Arrowhead Estates. One of the dogs, a 12-year-old silky terrier, survived, but suffered severe puncture wounds. The dogs' owner saw the attack and retrieved Jake, the silky terrier, but did not see Floyd, the puppy. Floyd was still missing Friday. Police notified the owner of the dog's death on Saturday, according to NBC Chicago. The dogs' owner said four to six coyotes surrounded Jake, a 12-year-old silky terrier and Floyd, a 15-month-old Yorkshire terrier in the backyard of their home on Mohican Drive, near Herrick Lake in the …