Suburban coyote sightings are quite common, but more than a few eyebrows were raised Monday when one of the animals showed up near a high school.
The coyote was spotted soaking up the sun on the football field at Luther Northern High School in the Portage Park neighborhood.
"Didn't he know this was Luther North Wildcat country?" neighbor Matt Miklase joked.
The animal scampered away when police and animal control officers arrived, but it was eventually cornered, captured and transferred to Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation in Barrington, currently home to five recovering coyotes.
It's the second coyote sighting in the past year, and officials believe food left out for squirrels may be attracting them to the area.
Despite what seems like more sightings over the years, wildlife officials say the animals are still mostly staying in the woods.