Coyote Runs Down State Street

A coyote runs through the streets of Chicago this morning

By Sandra Torres
|  Monday, Nov 15, 2010  |  Updated 5:39 PM CDT
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The furry, four-legged creature was captured on video running down State Street on Monday morning.

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State Street is not as great a street when you're a coyote.

For proof, take a peek at the furry creature running for his life down the Chicago thoroughfare Monday morning. He doesn't look like he's taking in the sights.

A photographer followed and video taped what is believed to be a coyote as it ran down State Street near the Chicago Theatre around 3 a.m.

An official from Cook County Animal Control said coyotes are used to keep the rodent population in check.

"They're called the ghost of the city for a reason," said Dr. Donna Alexander.  "They do most of their hunting at night, around 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning when you see it.  And what they're looking for are vermin, like rats and mice, rabbits, voles; things that usually we want to get rid of."

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