Quizno's Coyote Released In the Wild

Posted by Judy Orr on Friday, April 6th, 2007 at 2:21am.

One of Chicago's recent celebrities, Adrian the coyote, has been released in the northwest suburbs. In reading more on the Quizno coyote, I felt bad that the reason Adrian ended up in the cooler was because he actually fell back from trying to jump over the counter and ended up in the cooler. He was probably scared and possibly a little hurt. Poor guy.

But he has a happy ending and is back where he should be. The people at Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation had the pleasure of releasing Adrian from his moments of captivity. Once again, Adrian's popularity was not lost as photographers followed every step. You can see Adrian's release photos on the Flint Creek blog in the link above.

If you've never seen a real-life coyote, you can visit Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport, IL.  It is located at 14857 Farrell Rd and the phone number is 815-588-0044. You'll have to check to see when the next Family Days Open House is, as it is not open for the public without appointments (usually groups) except for these open house times.  They have wolves, a bear, hoofed animals, ducks and other birds, coyotes and more.  The Family Days usually have other animals on display.  This is not a zoo, it is more of a rehab center for wild animals.

baby coyote                                                                     
                                         Baby coyote from Big Run Wolf Ranch brought to Homer Glen Festival

I've seen coyotes since I moved into my Homer Glen home with an Orland Park address.  I saw one walk past my mailbox and we hear them howling.  I've also seen them on the roads.  During our recent trip to Scottsdale, AZ, we saw one cross the street in front of us and he looked different than the coyotes around here.  He had more rounded years and looked cuter.

Unfortunately, many small area dogs have been attacked and killed by coyotes in our area, so you have to be vigilant.  Our two little dogs prefer our unfenced front yard (we're back on a cul-de-sac) to our big fenced back yard, but we never take them out front in the dark.  I love coyotes but we do have to be careful.

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