Buffalo Grove police received a report about 8:54 AM Sunday of an animal complaint near Burnt Ember Lane and Checker Drive, Buffalo Grove. Police received a report that two coyotes appeared to be stuck or tied together. The caller stated the coyotes appeared to be agitated and trying to pull apart from each other.
The coyotes were moving toward the creek near the golf course. A second report stated the coyotes pulled apart from each other, but that the coyotes appeared to be sick or injured.
When two coyotes are connected at the hind end, they are likely in a copulatory tie during mating. The two are actually stuck together, and virigins, including domestic dogs, can get pretty stressed out about it. The process can last 5 to 20 minutes.
Coyote breeding season peaks in late February or early March.
File video from YouTube showing Coyotes in a tie and connected at the rear ends during mating.
Thankfully there are no wild tortoises in Buffalo Grove …
Giant tortoises mating.
Giant tortoises mating 2.
See also coyote information from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
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