Winnebago County Animal Control Encrypted: Coyote Problem (Possible Attacks) In The Area & A Bear Sighting

Many do not realize that the Winnebago County Animal Control encrypted their radios. 

Question is: WHY???      Do they think the “cat burglar” is going to attack them by listening in to their radio traffic?

Sources said they did not want the public to know when a wild animal came through the area, like when the wild bears came through the area.

So they chose to encrypt their radios to keep people in the dark when a bear or a mountain lion, wolves, etc… comes through the area.
So the public will not know when to be on alert and be able to protect their families and property from the wild animals when they are in the area.

Yes, The Winnebago County Animal Control is the ones who respond to the wild animal calls…

As you know we have a coyote problem in the area.

We have been told there have been 9 different Coyote attacks in the area recently.  Mainly attacking family pets, and 3 attacks on humans.
Coyotes are not known to attack humans. But there have been 3 reports in the area of coyotes attacking humans.

We have been told that they believe there is a rabies problem with the coyotes in the area and that is why they possibly went after humans.

There was also reports of a Bear that was sighted in the area of N Main and Latham.  The same area it was at a few years ago.

The bear has not attacked anyone that we are aware of.

Then again we have to ask: If it has attacked anyone, will the officials let the public know about it?  

We have been trying to confirm this information, but officials told us “No comment”  

So we can only post the one side of the story, because officials have chosen not to provide their side. We have tried to get the officials side, but they have chosen not to comment.

Jen P. has sent us this video below, of a wild coyote (possibly a fox) near Lyford and Rote. The same area we have been told 1 human was attacked, but obviously not confirmed because officials have refused to comment.

We have been told there is a coyote problem near the 173 and 251 area in Machesney Park as well.

Several wolf sightings near the Cherry Valley and Boone County area.  (None have been reported to be aggressive towards humans)

If you see a wild animals, we want to hear about it.  Email us your videos/photos and stories to us at

If you have information on this, you can contact us at
We will keep you anonymous.

If you do not want to contact the police directly, you can contact us  and we will relay your information to the proper agencies if needed, and keep you anonymous.

Disclaimer: As you know the local police have encrypted, have not released any information, etc…
They rarely ever do release information to the public, since encrypting. So do not expect any updates.

The information that is posted was provided to us via various sources. So we can not guarantee the accuracy of this article.

We can only provide you the information that IS provided to us. If police and/or officials do release information, we will try to update this.
If you know of any corrections or errors, please contact us.

This is for entertainment purposes only. 


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