Reasons for the Increase in Sightings
Area residents have been reporting an increase in number of coyote
sightings in Buffalo Grove. An increase in sightings can be due in part
to weather-related conditions as well as area development, which cause
the coyotes to seek alternative sources of food and water.
believe that during drought conditions, the coyotes are forced to
search out alternative food sources. Increased rains may reduce this
need. Food placed in your yard for other wildlife, such as birds and
squirrels, also attracts coyotes. The coyotes are seeking the small
animals as a food source. You may wish to discontinue feeding wildlife
to avoid attracting the coyotes.
Please secure any refuse
containers that are outside and avoid placing food outside for pets.
Coyotes are intelligent animals and are very difficult to trap.
Therefore, it is hard for us to just trap and relocate them. Trapping
requires a state license and is highly regulated. Also, the traps are
dangerous, especially for children and pets.
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