A coyote loping along the South Loop streets this morning was probably at his job searching out rodents, according to city animal welfare officials.
A video shot overnight shows the coyote running down State Street as cars and a moving truck pass by. Brad Block, a supervisor for the Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control, said the animal has the run of the Loop to help deal with rats and mice. He said no one has called today to complain.
"He's not a threat...He's not going to pick up your children," Block said. "His job is to deal with all of the nuisance problems, like mice, rats and rabbits."
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The City of Chicago has released GPS fitted coyotes into the city to help with the rat and mouse problem in what they are calling their Urban Coyote Program. This may be the greatest thing I have ever heard of.