Lately the news is filled with stories of coyotes roaming urban areas and causing a stir among protective parents, so I was a little surprised to come across this story. Officials in Chicago are actually releasing GPS collared coyotes on city streets at night in order to combat the rodent population. In reference to concerns about this tactic, one Chicago animal control official said of the coyote, "He's not a threat. He's not going to pick up your children."
So, while some cities are hiring animal control specialists to trap and remove them, Chicago is actually employing them. It's a funny world we live in.....
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