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Mating season could bring more coyote sightings

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A coyote prowls a snow-covered field along Airport Road in Elgin.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

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Authorities in northern Illinois are alerting residents that they could encounter an increasing number of coyotes during the mating season over the next few months. They say pet owners should be particularly aware because the animals are opportunistic and can go after easy prey.
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