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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Coyotes?




 

There are animals that people love, and then there are animals that people hate. 

Based on our interactions with the public, coyotes are an animal that many people love to hate. 

A lot of that is based on fear of them, much of which is unwarranted. But as development continues to encroach on their habitat, encounters with them are on the rise. 

Sometimes, humans think they're helping out by feeding them. (Spoiler alert: Giving coyotes pizza is a terrible idea.)

Whatever your view on these animals is, one thing is for sure: They play a crucial role in the ecosystem not just locally, but throughout North America.

See if you can ace this quiz.

Note: If on a mobile device, click here to take the quiz.

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Seeing coyotes in your neighborhood is not cause for alarm because these animals are common throughout all of Illinois. You can keep yourself and your pets safe from them by following some simple, common-sense precautions.

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Monarchs and Día de los Muertos: How To Attract These Winged Souls to Your Yard

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Monarchs are a popular symbol in the celebration of Día de los Muertos. Learn what these butterflies symbolize and how you can attract them to your yard in the upcoming "Winged Souls & Milkweed" program.

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Loved or reviled, the raccoon is one of the most common mammals in Illinois. 

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