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Another Coyote Spotted on North Side

By Chuck Sudo in News on Dec 12, 2011 3:40PM

Someone captured video of what appears to be a coyote on her cell phone on the North side Friday night. It's the second such sighting of coyotes in a week in Chicago.

And it won't be the last.

Can we relax about the recent coyote sightings, people? It's not as though this is a new thing. Coyotes are apparently everywhere and, as they become more acclimated to living in urban areas and developing a taste for Quizno's. Municipal governments took steps to control the coyote population years ago, but they'll still be around. It's nothing to get breathless about. Coyotes are like raccoons, opossum and any other creature living in the wilds of our streets and alleys. They're just minding their own business. We should, as well.