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Coyote Attacks Dog In West Suburb

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Coyotes are increasingly common in the western suburbs, putting small-pet owners on alert. (DuPage County Forest District)

Coyotes are increasingly common in the western suburbs, putting small-pet owners on alert. (DuPage County Forest District)

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WHEATON (STMW) — A coyote attacked a dog in west suburban Wheaton Friday night, according to officials.

The coyote jumped over the fence of a home located in the 600 block of Plamondon Court and attacked a schnauzer about 10:30 p.m., according to an alert issued Saturday by Wheaton police.

If residents see a coyote near their homes, they should yell, throw objects or “spray it with a garden hose,” the alert said.

Police also warned residents that feeding coyotes is illegal.

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