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Chicago Sees Increase in Coyote Population; Wolves and Bears Next?

An Ohio State University study finds there are approximately 2,000 coyotes living in the Chicago metropolitan area, some living just outside O’Hare International Airport.

Stan Gehrt, a wildlife ecologist and associate professor at Ohio State who has led coyote tracking efforts in Chicago, said he “couldn’t find an area in Chicago where there weren’t coyotes.”

He also said the estimate of 2,000 coyotes in the Chicago area is on the conservative side, and there could be many more.

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4 Comments

  1. CaptTurbo

    October 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Rats are the number one export of Chicago. Interestingly, the number one import for D.C. happens to be Rats and Chicago Rats in particular.

    • Michael Jones

      October 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      I assume you’re referring to the two legged liberal rats?? 🙂

      • CaptTurbo

        October 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

        Yes, and we are calling the exterminator in November. 😉

  2. Jay

    October 13, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Most of the coyotes I see are roadkill along I-90.

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