Wildlife on the U of M's river flats - #2
A pair of wild turkeys claims several blocks on the East Bank campus as their stomping grounds. Harold and Maude, as I have named them, can be seen foraging in the courtyards of residence halls near the river, strutting down Harvard in front of the hospital, or stopping traffic on Washington. I've personally seen a fox trotting along East River Road and an opposum snacking on a squirrel in the courtyard of Pioneer Residence Hall. What other wild animals call the University - or the river flats that skirt the southern edge of the East Bank - home, and how do the student and wildlife populations cope with each other?
-David E. Andersen, Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (field of interest: Impacts of human activity on wildlife populations): 612-626-1222
-Edward K. Boggess, Deputy Director DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife: 651-259-5190
-Clark Thomas, Facilities Operations Supervisor for Pioneer Residence Hall: 612-624-6127