Chicago Police Warn Residents to Stay Away from ‘Zombie’ Dogs

Posted by TF Oren
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Photo via Hanover Park Police Department/Facebook

Police are warning residents of a Chicago suburb to stay away from strange looking stray “dogs.”

These “zombie dogs,” as they are being called, aren’t really dogs at all. They’re coyotes infested with sarcoptic mange.

The Hanover Park Police Department posted the warning on its Facebook page Wednesday morning.

Recently we have received several messages and posts from citizens concerned about what appear to be malnourished or…

Posted by Hanover Park Police Department on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In addition, the warning asks residents to help keep the coyotes at bay by not leaving any food outside and by securing all garbage.

Urban coyotes are a fairly common occurrence in southern, southeastern, and west central Illinois, reports the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Fortunately, there have been no documented cases of coyotes biting humans in the northeastern part of the state.


You can read more about the coyote population in the Chicago metropolitan area here.

What do you think of these urban “zombie” dogs? Have you seen one? Let us know in the comments section!

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Chicago Police Warn Residents to Stay Away from ‘Zombie’ Dogs