The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control wants to
educate the public regarding co-existing safely with urban coyotes.
February is the month in which most coyotes mate, therefore we will
have more coyote sightings and possible conflicts. Education of the
public will help limit the number of conflict situations and
hopefully eliminate disasters. The Cook County Department of Animal
and Rabies Control has released the following steps to avoid
conflicts with coyotes:
not feed the coyotes. Keep garbage lids closed so as to not
attract other rodents which are the coyotes main source of food.
Do not let your pets run loose. Keep dogs on leashes or stay
outside with them in fenced in areas, your presence is the major
deterrent to coyotes.
Do not run from a coyote. Wave your hands, stomp your feet,
shout at them or throw things at them.
Fencing and lighting your yards can act as repellents
Report aggressive, fearless coyotes to the Cook County Dept.
of Animal and Rabies Control at 708.974.6140. Remember that
coyotes sighting alone need not be reported especially at this
time of year. However, a habituated (lack of fear of humans)
coyote may need to be removed.
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