There are two upcoming opportunities for Wauwatosa residents to learn more about coyotes.
Over the last year, Wauwatosa has seen its fair share of coyote-related problems; two pet dogs were killed by the wild animals last fall, causing neighbors to resort to walking in large groups and keeping a watchful eye on small children.
From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Wil-O-Way Underwood, 10602 Underwood Parkway, the public can learn about coexisting with urban coyotes and about hazing techniques.
Researchers from the Urban Canid Project will discuss coyote ecology, coyote-human conflict, behavior modification and ongoing monitoring and management efforts in Milwaukee County.
ADA accommodation requests for the educational program may be filed with the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities by calling (414) 278-3932 or 711 (TRS).
Those interested in submitting questions about the animals can participate in a second educational opportunity — an online chat Feb. 23.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold an online chat at noon. Staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from nuisance wildlife concerns to habitat and behavior, according to a news release.
To participate, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "chat" to submit questions and view responses from DNR experts. Users can also view past chats and sign up to receive email notifications.
To learn more about urban coyotes, search keywords "urban wildlife" on the DNR website.