The Cook County, Illinois, Coyote Project

 

 

     
  Activities  

 

CURRENT ACTIVITIES & LITERATURE

 

  • CURRENT & COMPLETED ACTIVITIES

  • ADDITIONAL URBAN WILDLIFE RESEARCH

  • LITERATURE

 

Repellents:

We are evaluating repellent devices when possible. This is a lengthy process because most coyotes are not nuisances, so we have to wait for the opportunity to present itself. We are evaluating electronic lights, sirens, predator urine, and even paintball guns.  See Management to learn more.

Disease:

We continue to monitor diseases in the coyote population. We are especially interested in the transmission of certain diseases across species, especially raccoons, foxes, and domestic cats.  Learn more about our disease research here.

Urban Coyote Ecology: 

We are using GPS technology to understand movements in the most developed areas of the Cook County landscape.  See Territories & Home Ranges for more.

 

Coyote-Fox Relationships:

Graduate student Alison Willingham investigated the relationship between coyotes and gray foxes in the Chicago metropolitan area.  See Graduate Theses (below) for her study results.

 

ADDITIONAL URBAN WILDLIFE RESEARCH

Research Conducted at Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation:

 http://www.mcgrawwildlife.org/ 

McGraw research and related papers, Forest Preserve District of Cook County: http://fpdcc.com/conservation/research/

Bat Migration Patterns at the Neda Mine, Wisconsin, Stanley D. Gehrt

Prediction of Rabies Spread & Evaluation of Control Strategies Among Urban Illinois Raccoons, Stanley D. Gehrt, Cheryl A. Farello*, and Laura Hungerford**

Effects of Raccoons on Striped Skunks, Stanley D. Gehrt

Effects of Harvest on Suburban Raccoons, Stanley D. Gehrt

Interrelationships Between People, Raccoons, and Baylisascaris Procyonis Within an Urban Forest Preserve, Stanley D. Gehrt

Distribution and Abundance of Gray Fox in northeastern Illinois, Stanley D. Gehrt, Alison Willingham

Research Conducted by the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab, The Ohio State University: http://twel.osu.edu/projects.html

 

LITERATURE

For more information on coyotes, please view the following:

Journal Articles:

Coyote Diets

 

Coyote-Raccoon Relationships

Coyote Skunk Relationships

Urban Ecology of Coyotes

View the Ohio State University Extension bulletin, “Urban Coyote Ecology and Management”

To order a printed copy from OSU Extension, submit a request by phone (614-292-1607) or email (pubs@ag.osu.edu), and ask for a copy of Bulletin 929.  It will cost slightly less than $4.00.
 

 

 

Coyote Attacks on Humans

Coyote Home Range and Landscape Use

 

Graduate Theses:

Coyote-Goose Relationships

Coyote Genetics

 

Coyote-Gray Fox Interactions

 

 

 


 


 

 
 

 

The Cook County, Illinois, Coyote Project


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