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Earlier this year, Village staff fielded calls and monitored the activity of an injured coyote roaming throughout town. Since then, the Bloomingdale Police Department continued to field concerns from the community regarding coyote sightings in residential areas, including reports of coyotes approaching small children and domestic pets. In conversations with DuPage County Animal Control and the Illinois Department of Conservation, it was recommended that the Village seek assistance from an expert who is licensed to trap, relocate, or euthanize the animal in extreme situations.
To expedite a proactive response to resident concerns, and based on recommendations received, the Village has secured the services of Scientific Wildlife Management, a licensed urban coyote specialist. Scientific Wildlife Management has over 38 years of research and fieldwork, including lectures at universities across the country, and works with numerous municipalities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
To help the specialist better understand our coyote population and patterns, the community is being asked for their assistance. Residents who observe a coyote in their neighborhood are asked to go to the following link http://scientificwildlifemanagement.com/report-a-sighting to report the sighting and condition of the animal. . A direct link to this site can also be found by clicking on “How Do I?” on the homepage of the Village website, and then click on Coyote Sighting Report under “Report It”.
The purpose of reporting, is to ascertain more about the coyotes in our area; including location, condition, feeding locations, potential sick animals, etc. Please be cautioned, that coyotes are wild animals; residents should never approach a coyote to access its physical condition, nor feed one as there are a number of negative consequences that may come from a habituated coyote.