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."