CHICAGO (WBBM/CBS) — Urban coyotes are on the prowl on now in the North Side’s Budlong Woods neighborhood.
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Mike Krauser reports, coyotes have been spotted all over the city, from State Street in the heart of the Loop, to the industrial and manufacturing district of Goose Island.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: A Little Snow For The Weekend
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But now, residents are seeing more coyotes in Budlong Woods and hearing their plaintive wails. The area includes some green space where the Chicago River’s North Branch meets the North Shore Channel.READ MORE: One Person Is Dead, Another Critically Injured After An Explosion At W.R. Meadows In Hampshire
Residents tell the Chicago Tribune the coyotes respond to the sirens of ambulances approaching Swedish Covenant Hospital at Foster and California avenues, with a howling chorus.
While some area residents are concerned about pets and kids being attacked, others take it in stride. There are no documented attacks on people, but coyotes have, and do, go after small pets.
The city doesn’t trap coyotes. Officials want us to learn to live with them.MORE NEWS: Doggy Daycare Owner Appalled After State's Attorney Declines To Prosecute State Inspector Jose Guillen, Who Was Caught On Camera Groping Her
Experts estimate there could be 2,000 coyotes within the city limits.