Coyote Information

Prevent Coyote Problems

Like many other suburbs, Inver Grove Heights has experienced coyote sightings and other related activity over the past few years.

Coyotes are scavengers and opportunistic hunters that will range wherever necessary to find food. They will eat many different types of animals that may include domestic pets of various sizes.

The Inver Grove Heights Police Department encourages citizens to take these simple precautions to ensure the safety of their pets:
  • Don't leave pet food or garbage outside.
  • Don't intentionally feed coyotes.
  • Don't leave dogs or cats outside unattended for long periods of time.
  • Pets should be leashed and attended when walking in any recreational area.
  • If confronted by a coyote, persons should shout or make some other loud noise to frighten the animal away.

Additional Information

  • Per city ordinance, no citizen can discharge a firearm within city limits.
  • Citizens should call 9-1-1 and report any aggressive coyote behavior.
  • For more information about coyotes, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) coyote information.