Neighborhood Menace or Normal Question? Coyote Discussion Lives On

You can nearly set your calendar by the perennial discussion about coyotes in residential neighborhoods….


You can nearly set your calendar by the perennial discussion about coyotes in residential neighborhoods.

Very last May well, a number of Nextdoor.com discussions bubbled above when a coyote brazenly camped out close to a faculty in Skokie’s Devonshire Park, perhaps guarding her den of pups. Neighbors from Skokie and Evanston traded fears, thoughts, admiration and even some barbs and snark about coyotes, and Nextdoor people from Rogers Park, Uptown, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Highland Park and Bannockburn also weighed in.

One particular Devonshire Park neighbor claimed her puppy was “snatched” by a coyote, even though another introduced an on the web petition demanding that Skokie trap and relocate the wild canines. Some described becoming watched, escorted down the avenue, and chased by the coyote. Others praised their magnificence and posted backlinks to educational info. No 1 was wounded and in just a few weeks the coyote was long gone.

The debate, nevertheless, continues. And even with considerable study about coyote behavior, folks may never ever concur about no matter whether they should really be feared or revered.  

Coyote attacks vs. pet attacks