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Coyote Runs Down State Street

A coyote runs through the streets of Chicago this morning



    Coyote Likely on Rodent Patrol: Officials

    The furry, four-legged creature was captured on video running down State Street on Monday morning. (Published Monday, Nov. 15, 2010)

    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.

    What to Do If You Come Across a Coyote in the City

    [CHI] What to Do If You Come Across a Coyote in the City
    Coyotes are beneficial in an urban environment, an animal expert says, but they're still potentially dangerous.
    (Published Monday, Nov. 15, 2010)

    "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."