About five miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, scientists have located the smallest known coyote territory ever observed. For at least six years, a coyote community has maintained its existence within about a third of a square mile….“The coyote is the test case for other animals. Raccoons, skunks, foxes – they’ve already been able to penetrate the urban landscape pretty well. The coyote is the most recent and largest. The jury’s out with what’s going to happen with the bigger ones,” he said.
The bigger ones include wolves, mountain lions and bears. Mountain lions have been seen on the fringes of cities already, and one was shot near the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago.
Of course they’re talking bears, wolves and lions taking PERMANENT residence in the cities, even today you can spot one in fairly populated areas as they wander looking for food.
You don’t just need a bear gun if you’re hiking in a national park, or out in the sticks!
h/t Mrs. Weer’d