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Coyote Kills Small Dog in Winfield

A Yorkshire terrier died of injures after a coyote attack last Tuesday night.

Coyote Kills Small Dog in Winfield

A an 11-year-boy watched in horror as a coyote snatched and killed a small dog last Tuesday behind a Winfield home around 9 p.m., according to the Daily Herald.

The home in the Churchill Woods subdivision backs up to the Illinois Prairie Path. The boy and his mother had taken their three dogs outside when a coyote appeared and took Coco, a 4-year-old Yorkshire terrier. The boy chased after the coyote with a bat, but the dog was found dead in the path about 30 minutes later, according to the Herald.

Two small dogs survived a coyote attack in the backyard of a Wheaton home Sept. 27. About a week earlier, a puppy was found dead after a coyote attack in a nearby subdivision in unincorporated Wheaton.

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The city of Wheaton's coyote policy includes the following recommendations for deterring a coyote:

  • Make eye contact and yell at the coyote(s)
  • Wave your arms to appear as large as possible
  • Use a noisemaker or a whistle
  • Throw things at the coyote
  • Clap your hands
  • Run toward the coyote to scare it
  • Act threatening
  • Spray a hose toward the coyote.

The coyotes will learn to avoid places there they feel uncomfortable, according to the city's website.

To report a coyote sighting in Wheaton, go to the City of Wheaton website.


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