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 …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Use this interactive map to tell residents where your encounter was in town.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Richfield Patch's interactive map for coyote sightings throughout the city has new entries. Don't forget to add your own encounters to the map.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Chad Archer saw a coyote dashing across 66th Street. Plot your sightings on this interactive map!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Tell us where you've spotted coyotes by putting a pin on our map.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Coyote spottings are becoming more and more common in Richfield and around the Twin Cities metro area. Those neighbors of Wood Lake Nature Center have become particularly familiar with the fairly new residents. To help us identify where the coyotes are, please add a marker to the map above. Simply click the "Add" button, supply your name and additional information (Was a pet with you? How many did you see? Did they approach or run away? Etc.), and enter an address. If you don't have an exact address, an intersection will do. Also, please enter the date you saw the coyote(s), as best as you can remember. For more information on coyotes in the …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
While coyotes aren't typically found in urban areas, some have found their way to Richfield and other area cities. If you have a small dog, don't live it outside unattended!
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Those homeowners who share a border with Wood Lake Nature Center have been hearing and seeing coyotes recently. "Coyotes?" you ask. "In an urban area?" Yes. Urban coyotes are becoming more prevalant in the Twin Cities metro area, and now, they've made their way to Richfield and Wood Lake Nature Center. At a recent Richfield Rotary meeting, former Richfield Public Schools Superintendent Barb Devlin said she heard and coyotes in the yard of her Oak Grove Boulevard home. Last week, another area neighbor said he saw what looked like three coyotes in his yard on the same street. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said not only are urban …