Monday, January 28, 2013
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that a pack broke a door trying to get at dogs in suburban Riverside.
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 Patch 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. In October we compiled a map of places you had seen the coyotes in our area. Read: Coyotes Spotted in Plainfield: Where You've Seen Them Riverside Police Sgt Bill Gutschick said in the Sun-Times story "in his 25 years on duty, this was …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The elusive animals don't typically pose a threat, but there are some precautions you can take to keep your pets and property safe.
Friday, October 12, 2012
We compiled a map of recent coyote sightings in and around 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 an indication the animal may be bolder and …