Spotted at 5:20AM this morning were five juvenile coyotes crossing the road (for reasons unknown) near the intersection of Dixie Highway and Maple (just north of the train station). According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources,
“Coyotes are valuable members of the wildlife community and do more good than harm where humans are concerned. However, they occasionally kill livestock, poultry, and domestic pets, especially where coyotes live in large numbers or in close association with people. Attacks on humans are extremely rare considering the range and abundance of coyotes.”
With a home range of 2-10 square miles, keep an eye out for our friends and lock up your chickens at night.