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(INTERACTIVE MAP) Where Are the Coyotes in SLP?

Tell us where you've spotted coyotes by putting a pin on our map.

Coyote spottings have become more and more common in St. Louis Park, and at least two dogs have been killed in the last year.

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 Twin Cities, see this City of St. Louis Park web page, as well as this Department of Natural Resources web page.

Also, see our past coverage:

bringbackals May 11, 2012 at 09:18 PM
I'm glad you set this up, I was on a bike near the trail and the coyotes didnt even move when they saw me, but I see lots of people walking dogs near Dakota Park and was worried for their safety
Dean Ritzman May 12, 2012 at 01:56 PM
The Coyote interactive map does not include the Brookside and Creekside Neighborhoods, especially, along the areas of the railroad tracks, Minnehaha Creek, and the Meadowbrook Golf Course marshes and wooded areas
Michael Rose (Editor) May 12, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Dean, are you able to add a point or two to the map?
Heather G May 12, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Michael, is there anyone you can talk to at the DNR or another organization who can maybe give us some tips on how we should react or what we should do should we encounter coyotes? I live right near Dakota park & live in this neighborhood BECAUSE of the outdoor activities, but this is starting to get a little scary. I also want to be sensitive to the coyotes as well.
Michael Rose (Editor) May 12, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Heather, try here: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/livingwith_wildlife/coyotes/index.html It's a DNR page with some dos and don'ts.
Sharon S. May 14, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Here is a great resource: www.projectcoyote.org. They have a ton of information on living in a community with coyotes. The second page of this newsletter has many tips http://www.projectcoyote.org/ProjectCoyote_FactSheet_CoyoteNews.pdf. Also the Resource section of their web-site is very helpful. Denver has a huge number of coyotes and this web-site talks about their successful program.
Heidi May 20, 2012 at 07:48 PM
It would be helpful if people would date their sightings. Also, what do the different colors of the flags represents?
Michael Rose (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Heidi, the colors don't mean anything...I just haven't figured out how to confine it to just one color! I'll look into that! And yes, it would be great if people could date their sightings!
anon May 22, 2012 at 01:50 PM
We live about one block from Dakota park and one night, my cat is all worked up...i look out the window and there is a coyote..! it went down the alley..and this was about 6pm @ night.
Kaitlin July 06, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Why doesn't the city post warnings about this? Especially in Oak Hill Park? They have followed us walking our chihuahua several times. Most people aren't going to think about the possibility of coyotes until they see one. They need to post warnings.
Sharon A. Johnson August 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Around 3:30 a.m. this morning (8/12) we heard a loud attack of coyotes killing something, perhaps a dog or cat. This happened in the 3300 block of Library Ln. We thought that they had maybe moved on, but it seems they are mutiplying. The interactive map is getting so crowded that I wasn't sure that it would show up so I'm posting it here. This was a very loud, vicious attack -- all of the homes in that area had turned their lights on. We've heard the coyotes before as they used to hang out in our alley and run through our yard. So we know what they sound like and it's truly scary. I'm glad I didn't see it happen.
Jeff n August 22, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I have heard them yipping regularly in the last few weeks. I am in the Peter Hobart school area ( Dakota ave and 26th st). I had one in the front yard early one morning as my girlfriends dig took off after it. For dog owners, watch for the bait and switch I call it. I have had it on two separate occasions where you will see one coyote be out and about. As your dog expresses interest, they will take off and essentially lead your dog out of sight and to a few more of his buddies to gang up on him. Other than that I have seen four more myself in the last 9 months around my area.
Mandy February 05, 2013 at 06:23 AM
For the past few nights I've heard yipping and like howling. I left for work this morning and found what looked like dog prints in our driveway. My location is Texas ave and Minnetonka blvd. Has anyone else heard or seen anything? Should I be afraid for my safety? We don't have any pets. Just don't know how the will act around people.

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