Wild Coyotes At Wrigley: What Were 2 Animals Doing Outside Cubs Field?

By Amir Khan on November 29, 2012 12:00 PM EST

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Two coyotes were walking by Wrigley field on Friday in a heavily populated area of Chicago (Photo: Creative Commons)

Wild coyotes at Wrigley field are not a common site, but after what was seen last Friday, the Chicago Cubs may want to make their next mascot a coyote. Someone spotted Wild Coyotes at Wrigley on Friday, an area in Chicago surrounded by bars, restaurants and lots of people.

"They were just kind of chilling," Will Byington, who snapped several pictures of the wild coyotes at Wrigley, said, according to CBS Sports. "They were hanging out and not even doing much. They were kind of just checking out the scene on a Friday night in Wrigleyville. It was like they were on a date, taking a stroll."

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Byington, a freelance photographer, was shooting a concert at a bar when he spotted the wild coyotes at Wrigley. He grabbed his camera and started shooting. You can see some of the photos here.

"It was kind of like they were looking for tickets," he said. They went by the ticket window and unfortunately found it was closed, so they were ready to move onto the bar."

There are at least 2,000 coyotes in the area surrounding Chicago, so seeing wild coyotes at Wrigley isn't that farfetched, according to Wildlife ecologist Stanley Gehrt.

 Byington posted his photos of the wild coyotes at Wrigley online, where they started gathering much attention. One fan offered his opinion as to why the wild coyotes at Wrigley were there that night.

"My personal theory is they don't know that the Cubs play in summer," he said, according to CBS Sports. "They picked the wrong season to wait out by the game."

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