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Coyote or Brush Wolf 


Coyote populations are ever increasing and they appear to be moving in closer to human populations.
Two main reasons for this is that the coyote has proven to be one of the most adaptive animals in the wild right up there with the raccoon.  Secondly, where there are humans there is an abundance of various food sources.  Humans are unknowingly and in some cases knowingly feeding the coyotes.  Some of these food sources are garbage cans, compost piles, bird feeders, cat & dog food bowls and water dishes.


If you have seen coyotes in your neighborhood or have been informed that coyotes have been spotted in the neighborhood there are things you can do to make your property less appealing to coyotes.
Clear any brush piles and other debris from your property.  Coyotes know that their favorite food sources hide in these areas; mice and rabbits.
Build an animal proof structure to store your garbage bins in; preferably one with a top that locks.
Keep compost piles far away from housing and keep the compost piles free of clutter such as brush piles and wood for the fire place.
Be sure to take your pet food bowls in at night.  And never ever leave pet food bowls out at night with food or water in them.
Take down bird feeders.  Bird feeders don’t just attract birds.  They attract chipmunks, gophers, mice, raccoons and many other animals.  All these prey animals can attract the larger predators like foxes and coyotes.

Coyote attacks on humans are very rare in Minnesota.  There have been reports of cats being taken off of porches by coyotes along with a few reports of domestic dogs being attacked.
Protect your pets.  Don’t leave pets out unattended.

Most coyotes are easily scared away.  Yelling and throwing objects at the animal will usually do the trick.  Producing any loud noises should be effective.  Bang two pots or pans together repeatedly.
If your area is routinely having problems with coyotes consider purchasing a canister type air horn and keep it with you.  A few blasts from an air horn can be a very effective scare device.

When dealing with coyotes always error on the side of caution.
Coyotes can be a danger. Report all coyote problems to your city officials and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
If you have any specific questions regarding coyotes problems please feel free to call CWC at 952-212-0843.


Biology: In Minnesota most coyotes have had their litter by the month of June with an average litter size between 5 to 7 pups. The coyote's favorite food is rabbit.

Coyote Den Removal

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