A home security camera in Illinois captures video of a young girl being chased by a coyote.

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.

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

According to nbcchicago.com,

"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. The child’s family said she is frightened but OK. They added that they alerted area authorities about the incident."

Here's a video of the incident from YouTube.

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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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