we've documented quite a few Uptown residents' encounters over the years.
A reader wrote us to tell of a rather startling encounter Wednesday morning: "One of our neighbors saw a coyote on our property this morning at 42-- N. Kenmore, while out walking her dog. Thought other pet owners might want to know about it."
According to this article in Chicago Magazine
about urban coyotes, they almost never attack humans and rarely attack
pets... but they're still wild creatures and you should keep your pets
out of their way, and give them a lot of respect and a wide berth. They
mostly eat our garbage -- yet another reason to encourage your
neighbors to chain their dumpsters closed and to not overload the corner trash cans with house trash. It not only attracts rats, but coyotes as well. If you have a smaller pet, like a cat, please don't let it run free!