A number of Palos-area resident said they've seen the wild animals over the years and some think they're a nascence.
Joe Doody was out walking his dog Saturday when he spotted a coyote running on on 74th Avenue. The 28-year-old Palos Heights resident saw another on Sunday near the intersection of 121st and Richards and then two on Monday near the Chicago Christian High School. Doody sees the wild animals as a problem. "They’re out of control, he said. "They’re everywhere now.” Coyote sightings are fairly common and residents who live near Forest Preserves or spend time in wooded area have spotted them for years. Sign up for Palos Patch's breaking news alerts! Palos Patch Facebook friends told us their coyote stories: Mervate Mohammad: yup, I saw one crossing over from the subdivision on 109 to the other side of Roberts into the creek by the church. Scott…
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Don't be surprised to see coyotes roaming the woods of Palos Heights and Palos Park. Researchers say the animals aren't going away anytime soon. Patch examines what that means for residents in the first of a two-part series.
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Donna Alexander says coyotes have earned their nickname: Ghosts of the City. They're always around, but rarely seen by residents. "They've been living here a lot longer than we have," said Alexander, Director of Cook County Animal and Rabies Control. "They travel in the wee hours of the night, when no one is around. That's why we rarely see them." Residents of Palos Park and Palos Heights, however, have had their glimpses of coyotes. That's because the two municipalities boast wooded areas, which are natural territories for roaming coyotes. Those studying the coyote population here, though, say residents of the Palos area have little to fear from the animals. That's because local coyotes do not appear to have lost their innate fear of …