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More Coyote Sightings Reported in Buffalo Grove

Learn where coyotes have been spotted in our area and share your experiences with us here.

Coyotes continue to be spotted in the Buffalo Grove area, residents report.

after resident Danette Hayes reported that two coyotes attacked her dog during a walk.

Since then, Patch readers have reported seeing coyotes in other nearby neighborhoods.

Long Grove resident Laurie Diepenbrock Kelley posted on Buffalo Grove Patch’s Facebook fan page that she’s seen coyotes on multiple occasions near Half Day and Buffalo Grove roads. “Please be careful with your pets outdoors,” she warned.

Another Facebook fan, Lisa Michal Boxenbaum, wrote that she’s seen coyotes cross Weiland Road behind Creekside Plaza. “Definitely more sightings than previous years,” she said.

Buffalo Grove resident John J. Kleeman shared on Patch multiple photos he captured of coyotes. One of those photos is attached here. View the rest in this gallery.

Have you seen coyotes in the area lately? Where? Are you taking precautions as a result? Tell us in the comment section below. 

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Ellen February 15, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Coming back from a late night errand to the Jewel, I spotted a coyote crossing Green Knolls Dr. I watched as it headed down the bike path toward the pond. Our house backs up to Green Lake Park and in 20 years, that was the first coyote I'd ever seen in that area.
Alan Danenberg February 18, 2013 at 05:10 PM
We live in Old Farm Village, right off Thompson. I surprised two coyotes running through our yard very early this morning as I was taking my dog out to relieve herself. Our yard isn't fenced, so I have to put the dog on a leash and go out with her. Good thing I don't just tie her out there to roam. One was rather large, maybe 50 pounds, the other was smaller. It was still dark out, but they were clear, even triggering a neighbor's motion sensor light.
Darcy Gans February 18, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Several weeks ago -- in broad daylight on a Sunday afternoon -- a coyote raced across our front yard near Tripp Elementary School. On at least two other occasions, I have seen coyotes cross Buffalo Grove Road just north of the Route 83 intersection. Both of these sightings were at dusk -- I assume they were headed to the wooded area near the Buffalo Grove Health Club. Three years ago, we had some issues with coyotes in our immediate neighborhood -- this was the first time I had seen a coyote since early 2010.
Cristel Mohrman February 25, 2013 at 07:23 PM
I just created an interactive map that lets you add markers to places where you've seen coyotes. Please jump in at http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/where-have-you-spotted-coyotes-in-buffalo-grove?logout=true!
Cynthia Blumberg February 26, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Coyotes, like mice, rats, foxes and skunks do well in areas populated with humans. Coyotes sometimes do attack humans, usually small children. Rabies is often an issue when a human is attacked, especially an adult who wouldn't normally be considered prey by a coyote. It is not presently clear how much of a threat coyotes are to humans, though. Coyotes, like any wild animal, who have become comfortable around and accustomed to humans pose more of a threat. Homeowners can reduce the threat of nuisance coyotes by keeping their garbage secured, by feeding their pets indoors, and not feeding the wildlife. I'm sure that it is obvious that you should not approach or try to befriend a coyote. It is best if they are properly terrified of humans so they will steer clear of us, our pets, and our children. If you ever find yourself in the proximity of a coyote, don't run. They run faster than you and running away from them might make them see you as prey. Make yourself look as big as possible. Stretch out your arms, billow your clothes. Maintain eye contact and back away. Make a lot of noise. Throw things at the coyote.

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