Tips To Stay Safe When It Comes To Coyotes
You’ve probably noticed the increasing presence of coyotes in the Chicago Suburbs in recent years, and whether you find them fascinating or nothing but a potentially dangerous pest, coyotes can pose a threat to your dogs. Read on for some tips and links to keeping your pet safe.
In general, coyotes are more afraid of you than you are of them, and according to the Cook County Urban Coyote Project, coyotes do not rely on pets for the majority of their diet. However, coyotes looking for food and coyotes who feel threatened over territory may get into a violent altercation with a dog of any size. This is especially true during their mating season, from January to March. This is also the time younger coyotes are striking out on their own, and may also be more aggressive. [Read more…] about Coyotes and Pet Safety