Monday, March 11, 2013
Information on how to deal with a coyote sighting in the forest preserves.
Increased coyote sightings are reported during spring and early summer due to increased daytime activity. Female coyotes and their pups have dens in most forest preserves during April, May, and June. Therefore, sections of trails near den sites may have high coyote activity during that time. Trailside signs with information about coyote behavior and tips on responding to an encounter are installed when den areas are located near trails. Coyote family groups will investigate and chase off any perceived threats to the pups. Coyotes pose no threat to people or pets as long as we work together to reinforce their natural fear of humans. One simple way to help prevent unwanted encounters is to keep dogs on a short leash (less than 10 feet) at …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Add a marker to this interactive map. Together, we'll determine which areas have seen the most coyotes.
Buffalo Grove residents have reported seeing coyotes throughout the village in recent months. This map will allow you to show us exactly where you saw one. Have you seen any in your neighborhood? In a park or near the woods? Drop a pin on this map to help us determine where coyotes are hanging out. To add a pin, first click the link at the bottom of the map that says "View Buffalo Grove Area Coyote Sightings in a larger map." Then click the red "edit" button to the left of the larger map, and click on the blue "pin" button at the top of the map. Then just drag and drop your pin onto the map. Related:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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. In October, the Buffalo Grove Park District placed warning signs around Mike Rylko Park 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 …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Signs are being used to warn citizens of coyotes after a pair attacked a Buffalo Grove resident's dog Thursday morning.
Buffalo Grove resident Danette Hayes is looking for a new place to walk her dog after a pair of coyotes attacked her pet Thursday morning as they walked along the path in Mike Rylko Community Park. “I’m so spooked. I just can’t believe how quickly it happened,” said Hayes, who detailed her experience on Buffalo Grove Patch. Read her story: Coyotes Attack from Behind It wasn’t her first encounter with coyotes, she said. She’s spotted the animals along the trail before, as well as near Green Lake Park and in her own backyard. After being cornered by three coyotes earlier this year, she said she didn’t return to the park for a month. She was walking her dog each time she saw the wild animals, she said. Hayes said she alerted the village about…