PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information:
Chief of Police Mark W. Field, 630-260-4861

2012-12-22

Coyote Attack - December 21, 2012

WHEATON, Ill. – On Dec. 21, 2012 at 11:46 p.m., the Wheaton Police Department was requested in the 600 block of Plamondon Court for a coyote attack.

The resident’s schnauzer dog was attacked at 10:30 p.m. by a coyote that jumped a fence.

Residents are reminded:

  • Section 14-102 of the Wheaton City Code prohibits the feeding of coyotes.
  • Teaching coyotes where they are not welcome can be accomplished with hazing to change the behaviors of habituated coyotes and reestablish a natural fear of humans. If residents encounter an unwelcome coyote: yell at the coyote; use a noisemaker; throw objects at it; clap hands; run toward it; and, spray it with a garden hose.
  • Small pets and small children should be monitored by an adult when outdoors. Wild animals are not domesticated. Residents should phone 9-1-1 anytime a wild animal acts aggressively toward humans.

The City’s coyote management policy is available on the City's website.

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