Coyote Sightings-What Should I do?

Due to our proximity to parks, open spaces, creeks and of course Busse Woods Forest Preserve, the City has received many reports from residents with concerns about increased coyote activity in populated areas. While not all coyote sightings are cause for concern, our top priority is keeping our residents and pets safe. 

The City is taking a proactive step to strategically address coyote issues or concerns by partnering with Scientific Wildlife Management. Scientific Wildlife Management has worked with many municipalities throughout the Chicagoland Area. Scientific Wildlife Management will work with the police department to understand, monitor, and manage the coyote population within Rolling Meadows. 

By clicking Scientific Wildlife Management, you will be directed to their website to report any and all unusual coyote behavior. This information collected will allow Scientific Wildlife Management to accurately investigate coyote concerns. They will review the information such as location, physical condition of the coyote, and the behavior of the coyote in order to identify any coyotes that display unusual or threatening behavior.

Another great resource is Urban Coyote Research located  here