In its weekly report of Minnesota conservation officer activities, the Department of Natural Resources reported today that conservation officer Dan Thomasen of Two Harbors "received a report of a man being attacked by two coyotes. The man, while driving beside a railroad grade, observed an injured and bloodied dog which he recognized. The man went to retrieve the dog to return it to its owners.
"Upon picking up the dog, two coyotes bolted from the brush and attacked the man. The man received cuts and scrapes from the encounter, but is otherwise fine after being medically checked out. Officer Thomasen suspects that the man had disrupted the coyotes’ dinner plans, causing the animals to lash out."