Coyote Control Services for Chicago, IL and surrounding suburbs
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- Color is generally light gray or reddish brown gray with long black guard hairs belly hair can take on an almond color but the coyote can take on many other color phases.
- Adult males vary greatly in weight from 25-50 pounds & females from 20-38 pounds
- Weight will vary:
- males range from 25-50 pounds
- females range from 20-38 pounds
- Breeding usually occurs in February & March
- Gestation is about 60-64 days
- Most litters are born in April and May
- Only one litter of young is born each year.
- An average litter size is between 4 and 8 pups
- Weaned between 5-6 weeks
- At 8 weeks they may begin short hunts with the adult female
- Pups will generally stay with the adult through fall into winter; may stay as long as the following spring when breeding occurs again; at this time the female will drive them away
- They take up shelter in hardwoods, wood lots, creek beds, river bottoms, and swamps. All of these habitats can be found around or near a lot of homes today. They also take advantage of railroad tracks and use those for travel corridors
- Coyotes are highly adaptable animals and flourish in almost any situation. They will eat just about anything. They are omnivorous and will eat berries, fruits, different types of vegetation as well as consume different types of carrion, rabbits, mice, birds as well as large prey such as deer, sheep, livestock, poultry and yes, even house pets, dogs, cats, etc.
- Coyote sightings around or near homes should be taken very seriously and watched closely. They are highly opportunistic animals and can be become quite bold and brazen losing a lot of the natural fear of humans and may approach them when accompanied with pets or children. There have been a lot of reports over the recent years of Coyote human confrontations.
- Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions on the Coyote
- Rabies, distemper, parvo virus, mange (sarcopic) and are a host for numerous parasites, roundworms, hookworms, fleas, and ticks.
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