Coyote spotted in Apple Valley

Coyote 1 ccsAn Apple Valley resident took some photographs of a coyote who was trotting along Cedar Avenue near 153rd Street at about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9. The photographer first noticed the animal walking north against traffic on Cedar Avenue, then it jumped a snow bank to go west on the frozen canal bordering 153rd. The photographs were taken from the Health Partners parking lot when the coyote stopped to eat something and then continued west to Pennock Park. He said the animal did not appear bothered by traffic or him taking pictures of it and the coyote trotted off unconcerned like it belonged there. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports that coyote populations are establishing and increasing in the Twin Cities metro area. The DNR says most coyotes avoid people and domestic animals, but occasionally they will kill sheep, turkeys, and calves. They may also raid garbage cans, and kill domestic cats and small dogs. Healthy wild coyotes avoid people, and no attacks have ever occurred in Minnesota. The DNR says people should supervise pets at all times when outside. If a coyote does not run away when people are present, the DNR suggests shouting and chasing the animal away. The DNR urges people to not feed coyotes or leave pet food outside. Coyote 2 ccs

  • Kevin

    Not surprising, saw one similar to this off 150th a year ago already.

  • Joe

    We have seen and heard pack of coyotes for over 15 years near our property in Palomino Hills north of Palomino Rd (127th) west of Pennock. this is nothing new. There be wildlife out there.

    • Kathy O

      We have had two occasions when we have seen coyotes walking through our back yard.The first was New Year’s day, there were 2 of them and then a few days later we saw just one.
      We are in Apple Valley near 140th and Galaxie Ave. Keep an eye out for them!!!

  • Sandy R

    Just saw a rather large coyote behind my house today in a wooded area. I live near 140th and Guild Ave. I’ll be careful with my yorkie.

  • Terrie Berrie

    I saw a coyote in my yard this morning on 147the Way West.