Coyote photo by Robert Bunch

Coyote Photo by Robert Bunch

We aren’t the only ones with coyote concerns. Or fascination. The Chicago Tribune reports that the animals are becoming so common in that city’s western suburbs that a seminar devoted to dealing with coyotes drew record crowds.

One piece of advice did seem a bit much, though. A wildlife biologist, asked what do when confronted by coyotes, offered this: “Never turn away from them. Run at them. Carry a stick.”

That’s easy for him to say.