Have you seen a metro fox or coyote recently?
Coyote tracks (above) are similar to dogs', but are more oblong.
If you live in the Twin Cities Metro area and have seen gray fox, red fox or coyotes or their tracks, we could use your help!
FMR is assisting University of Minnesota researchers to study the lifestyle and behaviors of these canids (members of the dog family), comparing urban animals versus rural. If you see one, snap a photo and post it to iNaturalist.
iNaturalist is a free app that allows you to share your nature observations with others. It's a joint project of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. You can also post any other interesting nature sightings there as well.
- First, create an iNaturalist account if you don't already have one
- Then upload your photo of the animal, its tracks or scat, to the project page
- Include info about when and where it was spotted
If you aren't sure which species it is, that's okay, the experts will figure it out!
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