Slideshow: Learning lessons by following Madison’s foxes and coyotes
Photos by Jeff Miller, University Communications
Posted near the entrance to Picnic Point and the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, a public notice provides information about a research effort to study the behavior of growing fox and coyote populations in the city of Madison.
A cable restraint is set amid the brush near the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. The research involves setting fox and coyote restraints, recording medical information and attaching radio collars to allow future monitoring.
Graduate student Marcus Mueller inspects a sprung cable restraint on Thursday, Jan. 22
A young adult fox is pictured before being released from a cable restraint.
Graduate student Marcus Mueller (left) prepares a radio collar as Michael Maroney (right), a veterinarian with the Research Animal Resources Center, monitors a sedated fox.
Graduate student Marcus Mueller (left) and undergraduate Cody Lane (right) test a radio collar.
Marcus Mueller relocates a still-sedated fox to a more sheltered area.