With the death toll at two St Louis Park dogs and counting, should Southwest Minneapolis residents be worried about a pending—or current—coyote invasion?
So far, officials from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control say they have only heard a "slow increase" in coyote sightings in the city. Wildlife are generally making their way into urban areas around the Twin Cities, they say, although coyotes haven't penetrated nearly as deeply as wild turkeys.
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- Was a pet with you?
- How many did you see?
- Did they approach or run away?
- The date you saw the coyote(s), as best as you can remember.
Also, see our past coverage:
When you see a coyote, remember the following recommendations from the city:
- Make a loud noise or other frightening sounds, so the coyote doesn't loose its fear of humans.
- Report aggressive coyotes to the department by calling 311 or (612) 673-3000
- Keep your dog on-leash, as per city ordinance, and particularly so in or near wooded areas.