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.

Habitat of Coyote 748

An ultimate, urban animal, Coyote 748 was fitted with a GPS-style tracking collar in the Bronzeville area of Chicago on February 24, 2014. At his capture, it was obvious he was of breeding age and once a few radio-locations were collected, we realized we had collared a resident coyote with an established territory. He seemed to go about his daily routine in a low-profile fashion, taking to the busy streets nightly without fail. In April, his normal quiet behavior turned aggressive towards dogs as people walked their pets through a specific area.