For a little girl in Illinois, a coyote got a little bit too close for comfort.

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I've seen a lot of different types of animals wandering the streets of Rockford including a fox, turkeys, deer, rabbits, squirrels, skunks, opossums, cats, dogs, mice, birds, coyotes, and I'm sure a few more that I can't remember off the top of my head.

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For the most part, they mind their own business. Every once in a while, one of those critters might get aggressive. That could be scary especially if kids are around.

Coyote Chases Little Girl In Illinois

According to,

"Surveillance video captured the frightening moment a coyote chased a young girl in a suburban yard Tuesday morning."

"The footage shows the child preparing to swing on a tree swing at a home in unincorporated South Villa Park when the coyote runs into the yard."

"The girl runs away from the animal, which then chases her to her home before running away." 

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Here Is A Security Video of The Incident

Video: Villa Park Illinois Daughter Attacked by Coyote

I Am Familiar With The Area

I grew up in Villa Park and this happened pretty close to my Mom's house. There's a coyote that hangs out in her neighborhood. It doesn't seem to be afraid of people but hasn't caused any problems. I'm surprised this doesn't occur more often. When I lived there, the town was famous for its skunk problem.

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