Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The City of Wheaton received 50 coyote sighting reports between Oct. 18 and Nov. 18 and eight reports between Nov. 18 and Dec. 18.
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. 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:
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
We compiled a map of recent coyote sightings in town. Here's what you need to know about the elusive animals.
Have you seen any coyotes lurking around town recently? If so, you're among other Patch readers who've already sent in their spotting locations. Now, we're not telling you this to scare you. In fact, according to the Cook County Coyote Project, there hasn't been a documented case of a coyote attacking a human in Illinois since at least 1985—the beginning range of the study. On top of that, there have only been two cases of coyotes killing a human in the U.S. and Canada in modern history. That said, residents are reporting interactions with local coyotes and we want to keep those numbers from getting any higher. Coyotes typically come out at night. If you see a coyote during the day, that's indication the animal may be bolder and therefore …