North And Northwest of Chicago Real Estate : Coyote Caution

Coyote Caution

From my village report and some extra research for my real estate blog. 

CoCoyoteyotes were once rare in Chicago-land. Now we have more coyotes in urban areas near fields and wild areas.

One of the newsletters I read is cautioning us how to live peaceably with our wild coyote neighbors. Here are some cautions, preparations and links.

  • Don’t feed any wild animals such as raccoons or deer, which encourages coyotes as well.
  • Coyotes have been known to attack pets.  
  • Don’t leave any cat or dog food outside.
  • Secure garbage in areas where coyotes can’t access it; keep yards clean of refuse and brush.
  • Do not let pets out at night unless accompanied by a person.

Coyotes in Chicago: conflict or coexistence?
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Chicago's Coyotes Will Probably Not Eat Your Pets (Probably)
Chicago Now

Project Coyote promotes educated coexistence between people and coyotes.
Project Coyote

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Comment balloon 7 commentsHaris Dedic • February 08 2010 08:41PM


I was used to this in LA and Southern California but coyotes in Illinois? - didn't know it was an issue.

Posted by David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc) over 9 years ago

Coyotes are definitely an issue in Indiana and just like all animals, they know no boundaries on a map. You are talking about 4 legged varmints, aren't you? Not the 2 legged kind?

Posted by Lisa Walston (Atlas Property Group and Abbey Church Properties) over 9 years ago

Hi Haris, we have coyotes here in Oakville also.  They are getting very bold and there have been a few reports in the paper lately about near misses.  One actually got a hold of a dog in his yard and the owner went out just in time. 

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Haris:  We have a home in Galena, IL also ... and it's not uncommon to see coyotes roaming the Territory.  Given the large number of deer and wild turkey, etc. ... it's easy to understand why they would be there.  In the more southern suburbs, they can be spotted more frequently now too.  It's good to have your tips re: co-existing with them.  They will prove helpful to many, especially dog and cat owners.


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 9 years ago

That is wonderful advice.. we must learn to live with our wildlife ...right on..nice post


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 9 years ago

Haris this must be a problem all over right now.  This was just on the news last night that they have several coyotes on campus at Columbia University in New York City!  They have a warning out because they are trying to catch them and are worried about students being bitten.  There was also a woman attacked (according to the news) in Long Island last week by one.   At this time of year they are just so hungry.

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 9 years ago

All good advice if you live in an area where they have been spotted.  One other good idea is make sure you get a dog that is bigger than a coyote:)

Posted by Hans Ziegenbein, Illinois Realtor, Chicago Residential Real Estate (@properties) over 9 years ago

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