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The Village of Westmont has an abundance of wildlife, and in most instances, people and wildlife can co-exist. It is not uncommon for raccoons, skunks, coyotes, rabbits, and waterfowl to travel the neighborhoods during nighttime. It is also not uncommon to encounter wildlife in your yard or while you are out walking through the village. Changes in habitat and the different seasons will cause fluctuations in wildlife population and travel. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has developed a website to assist citizens with helpful suggestions regarding how people and wildlife can successfully coexist. For more information, here is the link to the IDNR website:Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Like most municipalities, the Village of Westmont does not trap or capture coyotes or other wildlife. If residents feel they have a nuisance wildlife concern on their property, they may opt to hire a licensed trapper to address their concern. Licensed trappers are listed online here: IDNR Licensed Trapper List

Coyote Information

Urban Coyote Management (PDF)

Wildlife Information Links

National Wildlife Federation

DuPage County Animal Control

DuPage County Forest Preserve, Willowbrook Wildlife Center

The University of IL Extension, Living with Wildlife

In the event that nuisance wildlife inhabits your private property or otherwise directly affecting your personal well being, you may consider contacting the following local agencies to assist:

DuPage County Animal Care & Control - Ph: 630-407-2800, Email:

Willowbrook Wildlife Center - Ph: 630-942-6200, Email: