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Coyote attacks dog in west suburb

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WHEATON, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A coyote attacked and killed a dog in west suburban Wheaton Friday night, according to officials.

The coyote jumped over the fence of a home located in the 600 block of Plamondon Court and attacked a schnauzer about 10:30 p.m., according to an alert issued Saturday by Wheaton police.

If residents see a coyote near their homes, they should yell, throw objects or "spray it with a garden hose," the alert said.

Police also warned residents that feeding coyotes is illegal.

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