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Contact(s): Dianne Robinson, DNR wildlife biologist, 262-424-9827; Jenna Kosnicki, DNR assistant furbearer ecologist, 608-261-6452
March 8, 2016

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hosted a coyote chat Feb. 23, and DNR staff and key partners were on hand to answer nearly 200 questions from more than 1,200 participants (a new record). Those who missed the chat are encouraged to check out the chat transcript.

Visit and search keyword "chat" to view submitted questions and responses from the February chat.

One group of chat participants in particular, Nate Schultz' sixth grade class from Lake Bluff Elementary in Shorewood, Wis., used the chat to learn more about a coyote's role within the environment.

"My students are learning about the interconnectedness of different populations within an ecosystem and the role humans play in the local environment," said Schultz. "The DNR chat was a great way to connect with experts in the field and learn more about urban coyotes. The chat not only answered our questions, but also taught us new things we had not discussed."

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Schultz and his sixth grade class at Lake Bluff Elementary joined DNR experts Feb. 23 to learn more about coyotes
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In addition to the chat transcript, other resources are available to help discover which animals may be living in your backyard. The department's guide to mammal tracks in Wisconsin is a great introduction to learning more about wildlife.

For more information regarding coyotes in Wisconsin, search keyword "furbearers." To learn more about urban coyotes, search keywords "urban wildlife."

Last Revised: Tuesday, March 08, 2016

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