Wheaton to hire company to control coyotes

March 8, 2010 3:59:41 PM PST
The city of Wheaton has decided to hire a company to control coyotes.

The western suburb has had an influx of coyotes the last couple years. In late January, a small dog was so badly injured from a coyote attack it had to be put down.

Some residents are passionately against any control plan that would kill coyotes. Others argue something needs to be done to protect small children and pets.

The company will start by assessing the coyote population and then removing diseased and aggressive coyotes.