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Rock Island Discussing Coyote Problem

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Police in Rock Island are looking into finding a way to control the coyote problem we reported about earlier.  

Normally, police don't get involved with wildlife in the city. Instead, they send residents to experts to take care of the problem.
     
Now, we've learned police are researching wildlife companies, but they're not sure what they'll do next.

Neighbors living near the Blackhawk Forest Preserve say their dogs have been attacked by the wild animals in the last few weeks. Wildlife experts say incidents have increased in our area over the years and we could see more in the future.

"They have found that feeding in the cities is a lot easier for them because they've come to find that small dogs and cats are one of their favorite food sources now," said Bill Christman, owner of Christman's Wildlife Services.

Right now, the homeowner is responsible for taking care of coyotes, a problem that could cost you a couple thousand dollars. 
     
You can get a license from the D.N.R. to trap it yourself or call a wildlife and pest control service.