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Posted on: February 9, 2017

COYOTE INFORMATION

Coyote

Are there coyotes in Clarendon Hills? Yes

Over the past several years, coyote sightings have become more prevalent within the village and surrounding communities. Although you may be shocked to see a coyote running through the village, it is not unusual. Due to the rapid loss of habitat by development, many coyotes have found themselves forced to cohabit with humans.

Coyotes are typically found in bushy areas, wooded edges, and open grasses - they are not found in heavily wooded areas, as many people believe. They also can be seen occasionally walking down a village street. Coyotes like to travel along trails, paths, and waterways. They are most active at night, but are often seen during the day, especially in the summer when their pups are more active. Coyotes sometimes hunt in family units but often alone or in male/female pairs. They do not form “packs” like their wolf cousins.  

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