MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Crews at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have become deft at removing wildlife from the runways.

Geese, ducks and other birds are usually the problem. But, recently it was wildlife of another sort. It took an hour before crews chased down a coyote that was wandering across the runways and killed it.

The wayward coyote doesn't come as a surprise to Department of Natural Resources experts. DNR furbearer specialist Jason Abraham tells KARE-TV there's a stable to increasing population of coyotes and they're becoming used to human interaction.

Airport duty manager Jeffrey Mattson says typically, a coyote will make it past the fence several times a year, but in the past have been easily scared away.


Information from: KARE-TV, http://www.kare11.com