"Infected coyotes" roam Chicago suburb

Hanover Police are warning residents of the Chicago-area suburb that the mangy dogs they've been seeing roaming around are in fact "infected coyotes." Also, be sure to avoid the infected coyotes.

There is unfortunately an increase in sarcoptic mange in the urban coyote populations which has caused these normally noctural animals to become more active during the day. Infected animals will often appear "mangy" – which looks just like it sounds. They suffer hairloss and develop secondary infections, eventually looking like some sort of "zombie" dog. The infections affect their vision, causing them to look for food during the daylight hours.