TOP STORIES OF 2014 — No. 3: Please Don't Feed the Coyotes

TOP STORIES OF 2014 — No. 3: Please Don’t Feed the Coyotes

  • Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series counting down the top five Kane County Connects stories of 2014.


On Sunday, as we were getting ready to go out the door for church, we saw a coyote in the detention area behind our home in Geneva, near Good Templar Park. We see coyotes a lot, of course, but generally not so blatantly during the light of day.

Two cars were stopped on East Side Drive, watching the animal. Coyote sightings was the topic of conversation after church, as well, when we gabbed with a neighbor friend and former Geneva alderman.

Really, any time anyone reports about coyotes in Kane County, people sit up and take notice, and that’s true of Kane County Connects’ “Top 10 Stories” countdown of 2014. The No. 3 most-read story of the past six months was Please Don’t Feed the Coyotes — And Other Useful Tips For Coyote Coexistence but also cracking the top 40 was Coyote Sightings Increase Between Now and February. Another article that probably would have made the top 10 if not for our migration from “Kane County Connected” to “Kane County Connects” was Coywolves on the Rise in Illinois; Have You Seen One in Kane County? 

There are a lot of great places to find more information about coyotes, including Kane County Animal Control, which offers three good online PDF resources: Coexisting With Coyotes, Coyote Awareness and Coyote Facts.


Top 10 Stories of 2014 Countdown

(10) St. Charles Township Man Charged With Massive, Indoor Cannabis-Grow Operation

(9) Data Breach at Jewel: What You Can Do

(8) Now Is Your Chance to Weigh in on SB16 School Funding

(7) Say It Ain’t So: Cubs Leaving Kane County Cougars

(6) CORRECTION: 70 MPH Speed Limit Could Affect I-88, I-90 in Kane County

(5) UPDATE: Kramer Is New Sheriff, Batavia Referendum Falls — And More Election Results for Kane County

(4) Medical Marijuana Dispensary Likely Will Be in Elgin

(3) Please Don’t Feed the Coyotes — And Other Useful Tips For Coyote Coexistence

(2) Coming Wednesday

(1) Coming Monday, Jan. 5

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