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DNR Opinion: Animal in Photograph Probably a Coyote
Yesterday the Eden Prairie Police Department released a photograph of an animal, taken by a resident with a trail camera.
Several Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife experts reviewed the trail camera photo and the DNR has provided a professional opinion. While the image is grainy, the experts agree the animal is a canine of some sort, probably a coyote. The animal in the picture appears to have a longer snout, and the ears are higher and more pointed relative to the head, indicating it is not likely a cougar.
For information on cougars Minnesota, visit dnr.state.mn.us/Mammals/Cougar.