Coyote Spotted On Daytime Stroll in Chicago Suburb of Riverside, Illinois

Last week a coyote was spotted during the day in Riverside, IL according to a report on ABC 7 Chicago. This sighting comes after an incident at the begin of the year in which Coyotes reportedly damaged a door trying to attack a dog that was inside a house also in Riverside. You can find that attack on our map.

The police response is generally and understandably limited in simple coyote sighting reports. Unless the animal is a threat i.e. acting strangely or aggressively, there is little they can do and that might be a good thing. It is a debate that will probably grow in the Chicago area if the coyote population is growing.