A motorist spotted a pack of Frankfort coyotes and managed to snap a couple pictures of them.
"I was driving south on Elsner this morning at 7:40 and saw a coyote cross the path on the south side of it," Sherry Ladislas said in an email.
"I stayed to shoot some photos of him while he just posed," Ladislas said. "As I turned my car around to leave, I saw another coyote that was there the whole time, but I didn’t know it. I got some shots of that one before he ran over to the first one. As I watched, there turned out to be even a third coyote. The three of them got back together and headed east on the south side of the Old Plank Trail."
While coyotes are common in Illinois, they are mostly found in the southern, southeastern and west-central parts of the state, according to the state's Department of Natural Resources. But that doesn't mean there is any shortage of them in suburban and urban areas.
Coyotoes "occasionally kill livestock, poultry, and domestic pets, especially where coyotes live in large numbers or in close association with people," the Department of Natural Resources said, but they do not often attack people.