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Recent Coyote Activity near Granville Dog Park

Coyotes are common inhabitants of urban natural areas such as the Menomonee River Parkway. Coyotes do not begin to den until late March/April. In January/February coyotes are within their breeding season, establishing their territories and looking for a mate. While general sightings of coyotes should not be cause for concern, we do want to deter them from establishing a denning area in or near the dog park come April. This can be achieved through aggressive hazing efforts when coyotes are seen within the dog park from now until April.

Here are a few reminders about how to haze a coyote and avoid potential conflict with them in the future (at home and in the parks).
*Do not feed coyotes – make sure that any dog treats or food brought into the dog park are either taken out with you or disposed of properly.
*Haze coyotes seen within the dog park - hazing is a form of behavior modification that involves using scare tactics to deter a wild animal from frequenting an area ...more ↓

Posted on February 08, 2017 01:47 PM by milwaukeecountyparks milwaukeecountyparks | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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The main objective of the Milwaukee County Coyote Watch project is to learn more about coyote populations in Milwaukee County and monitor their behaviors! We ask that residents of Milwaukee County report any sightings of coyotes that they have to this new, easy-to-use, public database!

Look closely! We will have several marked animals around targeted areas of Milwaukee County as well. ...more ↓

Mini milwaukeecountyparks created this project on December 11, 2015

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