Friday, March 8, 2013
An expert in urban wildlife explains why residents are seeing so many coyotes and shares tips on how to keep them from becoming a nuisance.
Coyotes have been spotted all across the west metro—and have even reportedly killed a handful of dogs. With so much concern about coyotes, St. Louis Park hosted a talk Thursday by Lynsey White Dasher—a Washington, DC-based urban wildlife specialist with The Humane Society of the United States. Dasher explained why coyotes are so visible in the metro and what residents can do to ensure they are good neighbors. See the PDFs to the right for a more-detailed look at how to deal with coyotes. Watch the video for an example of how to haze a coyote. Coyotes have always been among us. Coyotes aren’t that big. Coyotes aren’t out to eat your pets or your children. But coyotes can still prey on pets. Coyote bites are rare. Coyotes can still cause …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Let your neighbors see which furry and feathered friends you’ve seen.
Minnesotans don’t have to venture into the great outdoors to get a glimpse of wildlife. Turkeys, deer and even coyotes roam the same area that residents call home. Have you seen any four-legged or winged creatures in your community? Patch invites you to share your best photos of Minnesota’s wildlife. To post your photos, just click on “Upload Photos and Videos” above. Of course, visits from our wild friends aren’t always fun. Be sure to check out the Department of Natural Resource’s “Living With Wildlife” page for tips on how to be good neighbors.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Also in this week's update: A couple cancer clowns; Cheerios gone up in flames and a Hammerin' Sen. Franken.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael Minnetonka Schools Top on State Tests Minnetonka students continue to excel academically by scoring among the top districts in the state on the MCA-II (Minnesota Comprehension Assessment) reading test and the MCA-III math test. Overall, 92 percent of Minnetonka students are proficient in reading and 85 percent are proficient in math. In Metro area rankings, Minnetonka students are #1 in math and a close second to Edina in reading. Scores exceeded the state totals of 76 percent proficiency in reading and 62 percent …