Coyote sightings and a recent attack in Palos Heights have spurred a decision to hire a trapping service.
The City of Palos Heights and Palos Heights Police plan to hire a private trapper help hone in on local dens and remove captured coyotes from the city, Alderman Jerry McGovern said during a City Council meeting Tuesday.
The city has previously worked with Steve's Wildlife Removal of Crete, but Deputy Police Chief Dave Delaney said he's unsure if they'll use the same service again.
Pet owners should take special precaution to protect their small dogs and animals from the coyotes. The Humane Society of the United States advises not to leave small pets unattended, and to keep pet food and water inside.