WGN-TV CHICAGO — Two coyotes were spotted in front of the Wrigley Field marquee Friday night. They then walked to the Ernie Banks statue. The coyotes were not bothered by all the drivers honking their horns or people coming out of the bars. The Cook County Coyote Project says coyotes are becoming more common in Chicago, but attacks on humans are rare. Small pets are a more likely target.
Urban coyotes are known to often feed on human waste, could the coyotes be attracted to Wrigley Field by the garbage teams that the Chicago Cubs have fielded during recent years? Coyotes are also known to be scavengers, maybe they were attracted to Wrigley by the odor of death that comes along with the Cubs current 104 year championship drought, the longest in American professional sports.
In all honestly, I’ve been to Wrigley and it is an amazing park, I think the Cubs are on the right track and I hope they turn the franchise around soon. However, Coyotes being spotted in Wrigley is hilarious, the only animal sighting more fitting might be if Wrigley Field was infested with dung beetles.