EDGEWATER — Reports have surfaced of two coyote sightings on the Far North Side lakefront in the past week, prompting Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) to warn residents to "be careful" when visiting the beach.
One coyote was spotted on Loyola University's campus in Rogers Park by junior Anna Buchanan, who was able to snap a photo on her phone of the coyote perched atop rip-rap along the beach.
"I thought it was a dog at first," she said. "I thought it was really odd to see a coyote standing on top of the rocks."
The 20-year-old said she shared the photo, taken through a window, with her friends, who described the image as "haunting."
On Wednesday, Osterman sent an email to constituents, saying there was a coyote spotted near the lakefront at Rosemont Avenue and Berger Park, just steps away from Loyola's campus.
It's unclear if it was the same coyote in each sighting.
"We have notified Animal Control and will work with them to try to catch this coyote," the alderman said.