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Coyotes on the rise in Quincy

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

More coyotes are being seen in Quincy and now Quincy Animal Control is warning residents to be on the lookout.

Quincy Animal Control Officer Steve Scherer says because of the lack of food due to the drought and snow, some coyotes are now agitated and venturing into town to eat.

Wooded areas and creeks are more common areas for coyotes to be seen. And Scherer says after getting a call about a coyote acting aggressively toward a man on Quincy's south side, he's starting to get concerned.

"A coyote shouldn't come at you, a coyote shouldn't react to you aggressively at all. Normal coyote behavior is to stop look at you and just lope away or run away," Scherer said. "I would make noise if you see one coming at you, scream, yell at it, throw something at it, and if it still does, this is a problem, and we want to know when these things happen."

Scherer adds if you see a coyote during the daytime, that's another sign that a coyote is acting abnormal. He asks if you do see a coyote in Quincy to immediately call the Animal Control Office.

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