Coyote Update for the Campton Community

Koda would like to remind all residents in the Village to keep an extra eye on all our furry family members.

We are approaching coyote mating season, which means we may see an uptick in the aggressiveness of coyotes. We tend to see them more aggressive during mating season and when their pups are born.

Plenty of coyotes call the Village of Campton Hills home, so please be sure you keep a close eye on your pets. The Police Department has seen an increase lately with packs of coyotes walking in the area, including near subdivisions.

Some tips include:

  • Don’t let your pets outside by themselves and keep them on a leash when walking
  • Don’t feed coyotes or wildlife
  • Don’t leave pet food outside
  • Securely cover your trash and recycling cans

If you encounter a coyote, generally loud noises will scare them away

If you encounter a coyote never run and always make yourself as large as possible. Coyotes typically will not attack a human or large dogs, but small dogs and cats are easy targets. We live in a community with an abundance of wildlife, which is one of the many benefits of living in Campton Hills. We must share the land and have mutual respect.

Issues or concerns with coyotes, including sightings are not handled by the Campton Hills Police Department nor Kane County Animal Control. However, should a PHYSICAL safety threat arise involving coyotes please contact the police department for assistance.