I have a nuisance coyote in my neighborhood. What can I do?

Please review this website; do you still consider the coyote a nuisance? Identifing the root of your issue may help resolve the conflict. If you believe a coyote is a direct threat to human safety (bold aggression such as growling, stalking, chasing), it should be reported to local authorities. Because cities vary on their response to coyotes, you may either need to contact your animal control, police department, or local DNR office. They can offer you further advice or respond as needed. Remember that a coyote that is simply present in your neighborhood is not a reason for alarm. Nuisance animals are those that are actually threatening or causing harm to you, your pets, or your property. The presence of coyotes in your yard suggests a food source; as long as it is not artificial, these animals may actually improve the ecological health of your yard by controlling other populations such as rodents and geese. If you are not comfortable with having coyotes nearby, you may have to hire a private trapper to have the animal removed. Be aware, however, that another individual or pack will likely backfill the area after removal of the target animal.

736 getting outfitted

Coyote 736 was a healthy, young male that was trapped and collared on the southwest side of Chicago on June 2, 2013. His tail had a unique deformity — short, with a twist that resembled a pug's tail, so beginning his nickname of "Pug" (although we don't normally name coyotes, sometimes nicknames help our researchers communicate with the media when referring to animals). We were very excited to learn from this animal given his location. Pug traversed some of the most urban, rugged streets of Chicago and didn't seem to draw attention anywhere.