New Sightings From Across Chicagoland, Submit Your Tracking Comments, and More…

We’ve just completed the April update and thanks to everyone who sent in their coyote submissions, it’s now posted on our tracking map. The sightings continue to be geographically diverse coming from all all parts of Chicago and its suburbs in Illinois and Indiana. Once again a special thanks to our friends at B96 in Chicago and Khits 104.3 for giving a mention.

It may be time for us to divide up the map so we can keep it manageable for the user, especially those of you trying to access the tracking details on phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Should we create multiple maps by geographic area or archive maps by date? Or maybe a completely different plan. Please post your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks!

Coyotes in Chicago are “Ghosts of the City”

The Chicago area coyote population received some national attention in the Economist via the Tribune today with their article on Coyotes as Ghosts of the City. This piece again points out that the number of coyotes living in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs is estimated at around two thousand. While most of us urban dwellers rarely see them, they are out there, primarily at night.

Interesting as well that city coyotes actually live longer than those in who live in what is often considered to be a more traditional rural habitat. As long as they don’t become to used to humans and keep eating the occasional rat, I think we should all embrace these urban ghosts.