MAP: Coyote Sightings In Southwest Minneapolis

St Louis Park Coyotes are slowly making their way to Minneapolis. Add your sightings to our interactive map!

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.

To help us identify where the coyotes are, please add a marker to the map above.

Simply click the "Add" button, supply your name, the approximate address of the sighting, and additional information:

  • 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.

For more information on coyotes in the Twin Cities, see the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control webpage, as well as this Department of Natural Resources web page.

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.
Sarah McGrill May 26, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Spotted one near glwenwood and Hwy 100 by Meadowbrook elementary. During school hours.
Sarah McGrill May 26, 2012 at 06:49 PM
James Sanna (Editor) May 26, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Add them to the map! Just click the "add" button in the upper right corner of the map to get started.
JulieAnn May 27, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Can't access the map I live on 40th and Ewing and weve seen them traveling down my sidewalk twice in the past year, on the edge of SLP, but they are already here. We should always watch our pets and kids closely anyways, there are plenty of threats out there. This is nature just trying to survive.
Mary Pat Ruff August 22, 2012 at 07:21 AM
2200 west 53rd street and Oliver Ave south. The coyote ran east on west 53rd street towards newton Ave. My dog started barking @2am and it trotted down the hill.


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