The Elmhurst Police Department continues to field community concerns regarding coyote sightings in residential areas. To expedite a proactive response to this concern, the City has reached out to an Urban Coyote Specialist with a strong record of positive results in other metro-area communities.
To help the specialist better understand our coyote population and patterns, the community is being asked for their assistance. Residents who observe a coyote in their neighborhood are asked to go to http://scientificwildlifemanagement.com/report-a-sighting and report the sighting and condition of the animal. Residents who have questions about the online reporting process can contact the police department at 630-530-3050. As coyotes are wild animals, residents should never actively seek out or search for them.