A coyote killed a pet chihuahua in Deerfield earlier this month, wildlife biologists say. While coyotes--common in the forest preserves of Lake County--typically prey on smaller mammals, the wild canines tend to act territorial in May and June. Experts advise pet owners to keep all food indoors and to throw rocks or sticks at any coyotes that stray into developed areas.
In Urban Jungle, Coyote and Fox Coexist Peacefully
The two species are enemies in the wild, but Wisconsin biologists found they surprisingly tolerate each other in cities.