Skip to main content

Coyote on the loose in Richfield cemetery, public warned not to approach

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Residents in Richfield have been warned to be on their guard as a coyote is believed to be on the loose in the neighborhood.

In a news release, Richfield Police Department said it has received numerous calls in the past week from people who have seen the animal on the west side of the city, near the Best Buy headquarters.

The coyote is believed to have eventually settled in the cemetery on Penn Avenue, and it is suspected it has been injured.

Three conservation officers from the Minnesota DNR tried to capture the animal at the cemetery on Tuesday, but it proved to be too wily for them and managed to escape.

The DNR is planning to try again after the coyote was spotted once more on Wednesday morning.

"The City is urging citizens to stay away from the coyote and refrain from feeding or caring for the animal," Richfield police said.

It's not the first coyote warning issued in the south Twin Cities suburbs in recent months, with the City of Bloomington issuing a similar alert in August.

This was somewhat more serious however, as their sightings were being linked to the deaths of several dogs in the area.

Next Up

Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

Walz, Jensen clash over 'extreme' abortion views

The two clashed over the topic on Tuesday, following the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 12.24.27 PM

Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia

Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 1.25.30 PM

Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect

Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."

storm, severe, shelf cloud

Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 9.27.30 AM

Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro

The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.

storm, shelf cloud, severe weather

Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI

Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

Tony Evers, Wisconsin governor

WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes

“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 28

The state will stop providing daily updates and move to weekly editions beginning Thursday, June 30.


Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure

Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.

hennepin county medical center

Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis

The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 8.32.18 AM

Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis

He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.


Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America

The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.