- Cook County animal control says the coyote population is on the rise and that people may see more than usual in the area.
The reason why coyotes are on the rise is because their food source has also increased, according to Dr. Donna Alexander, an administrator at the Cook County Animal and Rabies Control. Rats and rabbits have increased their population, having managed to get to more food.
We see quite a few coyotes at VRI, seeing as how the hours coincide with hunting hours. We've also noticed an increase in rats all over the districts we frequent and this leads to the question, what's up with Rahm's rat budget? Has the city stopped baiting alleys? Because it isn't just us - we've heard dozens of coppers at court and dozens of citizens in "positive community interactions [now REQUIRED by G-Mac]" and the neighbors have been none to subtle in the conversations over the backyard fences.
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