Monday, November 19, 2012
The dog was never found and a body was never recovered.
The dog that was attacked by coyotes and taken away earlier this month in North Aurora is presumed dead, according to police. The dog never returned and his body was never recovered, said Scott Buziecki, North Aurora deputy police chief. A group of coyotes took the small dog away at about 2:30 a.m. Nov. 4 while he was in the owner's backyard in the 2800 block of Sterkel Road. In a coyote encounter, an owner or human's presence might make the difference. Buziecki said he is not a coyote expert, but it appears that the wild animals went for the small dog in the Nov. 4 incident because it wasn't directly by its owner. That wasn't the case for another incident, which involved two coyotes and took place on Nov. 3 in a baseball field near Bauer …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
There were two coyote incidents in the area this weekend. Here are the details.
A small dog was attacked and pulled into the darkness by coyotes in North Aurora this past weekend, police announced Tuesday. A small Yorkie terrier was taken by coyotes on the village's far west side. The attack happened in the 2800 block of Sterkel Road, between Kelley Drive and Western Drive, on Sunday, Nov. 4 at about 2:30 a.m. Neighbors reported hearing coyotes howling and then heard the dog being attacked while he was in a backyard, which backs up to a pond area. The owner, who was watching from the back door, reported that the coyotes came from the tall grass around the pond, grabbed the five-year-old, 11-lb. dog, and took him back into the weeds. He said it happened faster than he could react. This incident is believed to be the …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The concern is for the safety of small pets that might get eaten.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Coyote sightings in West Chicago have caused concern among some residents, prompting the city to provide an information source intended to educate the public. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is a good place to start. Information contained on their website, www.dnr.state.il.us, may help allay panic should one see a coyote in their neighborhood. The coyote, resembling a small German shepherd dog, carries its tail below the level of its back, rather than curved upward. Its upper body is typically light gray to dull yellow, but can vary from mostly black to nearly all gray or white. A more specific description may be found on the IDNR website. According to the IDNR, coyotes are common throughout Illinois, where they are …