Please Watch Your Dogs In Coyote Country
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I live in a SW suburb of Chicago that's near some heavily wooded areas, and right now,I've never seen so many Coyotes as I see now. Sadly, I've also never seen so many missing dog signs posted as I have of late, and they're almost all small dogs. Contrary to what is sometimes reported, Coyotes are not exclusively solitary hunters and will often attack in packs. I warn stupid people all the time when I'm out walking, and  they still give me ridiculous responses like "I only leave her out for 5 minutes" and "I watch from the kitchen window". And for people who think Coyotes only pray on small dogs left alone. Last January in a Northern suburb of Deerfield, a Coyote pack attacked 2 Pit Bulls and a French Bull Dog, one of the adult Pit Bulls was killed in the attack. Coyotes have even gotten a female to lure a fairly large male dog into the woods where the pack is waiting to attack. I chase them whenever I see them and occasionally they'll only run a short distance and see if you're going to continue to chase them.
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#2
I walk thru a local cemetery for exercise, mine, the dog and the kiddos.
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Cemetery workers stopped me one day and warned me to stay away from the tall brush on the edges of the cemetery because of the coyotes - they will attack and take small pets.  This in the middle of a big city.
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A few years ago in the Canadian Maritimes a pack of coyotes killed a female jogger.
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My mom lives in rural MI with her Greyhound. I know we used to have coyotes while growing up there.  I'll have to warn her.  My dad is in Chicagoland but doesn't own a dog.  

My GF has our beagles in  PA. I wonder if there are coyotes out there.  They aren't very big.
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