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Bloomington pet owners warned of coyotes after 2 recent dog deaths

Two dogs were killed by coyotes in the past week.

Police in Bloomington have urged pet owners to keep an eye out for coyotes are two dogs were killed in recent days. 

"Due to a recent increase in Coyote sightings residents with small to medium sized dogs and cats should be on alert for coyotes, especially in the south and west areas of the city," Bloomington PD posted to social media this week. 

The department told WCCO that two dogs were killed within the past week, one in the 9300 block of Briar Road and the other near Dred Scott Park. Both fall within the south and west side of the Twin Cities suburb. 

The City of Bloomington has a map showing coyote sightings that have been reported the last few years. It also shows where coyotes have attacked and injured or killed dogs. 

The map below doesn't include any coyote reports in 2018, but the red crosses indicate dogs killed by coyotes in 2016; the red stars are for dogs killed in 2015. The map doesn't show that any dogs were killed by coyotes in Bloomington in 2017.  

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