Coyote Sightings in Palos: Where Have You Spotted Them?

We asked readers where they've spotted coyotes around Orland, Palos and other nearby neighborhoods. Got a sighting to add? Tell us in the comments.

We've been hearing a lot of chatter on our Facebook page about coyote sightings lately so we decided to put together a map based on our readers' reports.

Above is sample of the local coyote sightings. Clearly, there's quite a few so far. In the event you happen to run into one (and you don't immediately run home to tell Patch about it), the Forest Preserve District offers these tips:
  • Take a moment to appreciate "this beautiful and elusive animal." Keep in mind that coyotes are not generally a threat to people. Small dogs? Now that's another story.
  • If the coyote comes toward you, yell, wave your arms or throw something at it. Most will run away.
  • If the coyote doesn't run away and you feel it poses a danger, call 911.

Want to share your coyote spotting? Let us know in the comments.

Keep up with the news in Palos:

farful911 July 27, 2013 at 07:41 AM
coyote sightings...glacier park behind bridgeview courthouse palos hills...every nite almost there out barking and laughing and having a good old time...they are a pack and have been in this area for at least 6 years......
Barb July 29, 2013 at 09:44 AM
East side of Lemont/West side of Palos Park has many. They are harmless and keep to themselves mainly in the woods.
Nimbus July 29, 2013 at 09:45 AM
Most recently, I have spotted 1 early mornings between 6:45 & 7 am near the Metra stop in Palos Heights. I saw one on 87th near Lagrange. There is a big open field in Oak Lawn on 105th off of Central near the school - they have been spotted there too.
steve casper July 29, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Near 82nd. Av. On the bike trail about 139th st
Suzy Frederickson July 29, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Walking down 73rd court at 6:30am on a Sunday not that long ago.
jamsoukup July 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM
Saw one this morning in the suf field woods subdivision - 125th st & 104th ave.
Darlene Grigus July 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM
121st street and 88th Ave to 90th Ave.. Every night. There is a ravine that traverses through the back yards (including mine) and a pack run through it every night and howls.
Nimbus July 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Forgot to mention that my sightings were about 2 weeks ago.
Star star July 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Robert rd between 107 and 111 I saw a coyote and a deer same time
farful911 July 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM
farful911...I walk my Siberian husky (demon) in glacier park ..78th av. in palos hills behind the bridgeview courthouse...and we have chased coyotes through the fields already usually at dusk...and also deer ..raccoon...skunk..rabitt squirrel..box turtels..you name it ..its out there....
Robert Schwenn July 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM
On Surrey Hill Rd, Carriage Trail and Coach Rd. we have a few,actually a family of coyotes who are sunning themselves on our driveways in the morning, afternoon, and hunting in the evening. Not a day goes by without a sighting. All the neighbors are aware to keep their beloved pets close at all times.
Julea Joseph July 31, 2013 at 09:01 AM
We have a solo that lives nearby - Daily in early morning or dusk. 90th and Spring Drive - Palos Park.
Suzanne July 31, 2013 at 05:00 PM
131st just east of Oak Park Ave. They are around on a regular basis. We see them almost every day. Usually two are together.
Ruth Anne Wheeler July 31, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Worth - Lloyd Drive, near 109th & Lloyd, in the area behind the condo buildings - between them and the Tri-State
Pam August 01, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Old Oak Trail in Palos Heights, between 6:30-7:30am.
Nimbus August 02, 2013 at 09:08 AM
This morning, again, by the Metra stop in Palos Heights. 2 sick looking puppies were balled up under a tree, shaking. One stood up, shaking, the other looked injured. I got pictures this time!! Though I was scared they would lunge.
Nimbus August 02, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Oh at it was 6:55 am!
cjkennedy1 August 03, 2013 at 08:34 AM
Those coyote puppies by Metra in Palos Heights, a couple of weeks ago, a nursing coyote mom was hit on SW Highway still alive, but couldn't get up, so I assume these are her puppies and they need her, so they should found and either euthanized or moved to where they will thrive.
Dione Stolarski March 15, 2014 at 11:56 PM
We think a coyote is living in the pool shed of a vacant house next door to us. We live in the Ishnala subdivision. My husband saw a coyote clime the 6 foot wooden fence to get into the vacant house's yard. The next day our neighbor behind us saw the same thing. When I came home from work today. Our dog a Doberman was acting really strange. I took her into the back yard and she would not leave the stoop. She was shaking very bad. Very uncharacteristic of her. She would not leave my side even after coming into the house. After a couple of hours we ended up taking her to the emergency vet to find out nothing was wrong. I did some research and stumbled across a post about dogs acting strange when coyotes were living in the area. Tomorrow we plan to investigate the vacant home's back yard. If we find what we think we will notify the village for assistance.
Darlene Grigus March 16, 2014 at 09:05 AM
Interesting. We moved to Ishnala in December. I went out one night to walk the dogs in January and there was a coyote in our front yard. It ran off but not that far. As I walked the dogs around the block I noticed it in a neighbor's yard. I moved from Palos Park where they were a daily sighting so I just figured it came from the forest preserve just south of 131st. I live on Kiowa Lane. About where did you see the coyote?


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