Geneva adopts plan to ‘haze’ coyotes in town

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — Geneva is getting serious about chasing away coyotes in the northern Illinois city.

The City Council on Monday adopted a coyote management plan that includes the possibility of “trained personnel” that could be either police or volunteers “hazing” coyotes.

According to the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights (http://bit.ly/1B1rT9U ), city administrator Mary McKittrick told the council that earlier language suggesting shooting paintballs at coyotes was removed. She said there was confusion about whether that meant anyone could shoot paintballs or even copper balls at coyotes.

Now the plan only makes reference to “high-intensity hazing techniques” or “aggressive hazing” like throwing rocks or golf balls.

The city has also hired Humane Society experts to teach residents about coyotes.

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Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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