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The Palatine Police Department has continued to field community concerns regarding coyote sightings in residential areas. To expedite a proactive response to this concern, the Village 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 https://www.scientificwildlifemanagement.com/coyote-sightings/ and report the sighting and condition of the animal. Residents who have questions about the on-line reporting process can contact the Village's Police Department at (847) 359-9000. As coyotes are wild animals, residents should never actively seek out or search for them. Additional information will be provided as we continue to investigate these concerns.