Park Trail Closed After Coyote Nips At Woman & Dog

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A woman taking her dog out for a walk in an Illinois park on Sunday morning had a scary encounter with a coyote that was trying to nip at her feet.

The incident took place in Bolingbrook, Illinois along the Lily Cache Creek Trail around 9am in the morning. Fortunately, the woman nor her dog was actually touched by the wild animal but it did scare them enough to report it to the police.

Since then Bolingbrook police have found its den. However, it has not been disclosed yet what authorities did with the coyote after that. We can imagine it was most likely removed or euthanized.

Police said the woman was walking in an area west of Kings Road, north of Prairieview Blvd, south of Trails End Lane, and southwest of the Lily Cache Sports Fields West when she was approached by the coyote.

Bolingbrook police added that this was the first coyote attack that has ever been recorded in the city. Wildlife experts say that coyote attacks are extremely rare but if you do find yourself or someone around you being threatened by a coyote, yell at it to scare it off.

Informational signs have been posted in the area to let the public know about the incident and the trail has been marked off until further notice.

According to the Illinois Wildlife Code, coyotes are protected under state law and require a Nuisance Animal Removal Permit to remove a coyote.

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