Coyotes in the Twin Cities

We were watching the FOX 9 news tonight and saw this story about a coyote in Edina.  I just thought we should pass it along so you can make sure to keep your dog safe and sound.  

Edina to Confront Coyotes after Dog Attacked:


From FOX 9 - EDINA, Minn. - Coyote sightings have been reported across the metro, but now an Edina dog is recovering after being attacked in broad daylight on a resident’s patio and the city is talking about cracking down.

On both sides of her body, Becky Bennett’s dog, Smokey, bears the marks of being in the jaws of a coyote.

“They x-rayed her. She didn’t have any broken bones, which is fortunate,” said Bennett.

Bennett’s house backs up to a part of the city that attracts a lot of wildlife, but that’s not where the attack happened. In fact, she said if Smokey had been bitten closer to the pond, it would be a different story.

Instead, her dog was attacked in broad daylight on her patio by a coyote she has seen frequently lately and taken pictures of.

The last time Bennett saw the coyote was on Easter Sunday.

“It was laying out in that marshy area. We were all up on the deck watching it, and itstead of running away, he came up to the house,” she recalled.

The DNR says that coyotes are in every suburb and often go unseen; although, some will grow more bold.

Yet, residents of Edina said they are concerned that the population is growing and Bennett said she hopes the city will thin the pack. If not, she hopes they will at least work to kill the coyote that no longer seems to be intimidated by humans.


Kayd Roy

Freelance Graphic Designer in Minneapolis

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