CHICAGO (CBS) – A warning about coyotes in the northern suburbs is being issued after a family pet was killed.

Police in Deerfield say a resident’s dog was attacked and killed by a coyote in their backyard Sunday night.

Officials remind everyone that coyotes are common in Illinois. They recommend supervising small pets outdoors, never let dogs run loose at night, clear brush and weeds from your property, and never feed or give water to coyotes.

File photo of a coyote. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

(Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)