Coyotes not only outside Lewisohn Hall

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Remember the coyote spotting this year in February? To refresh your memory, refer to the BWOG post http://bwog.com/2010/02/07/cage-match/.

Apparently, many other urban areas have been facing the same problem. In the last century. coyotes have been migrating from prairies to the west and east coast. Residents of large cities such as Los Angeles and New York have had numerous encounters with these wolf-dog hybrids. The key to their success, according to wildlife biologist Stephen DeStefano, is versatility. Coyotes have a varied diet consisting of berries, fruits, small mammals, and even garbage. They are skilled at avoiding humans so maybe there are many more canines living among us than we suspect.

For more info about these canine ninjas, check out today’s New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/science/28coyotes.html?pagewanted=1&ref=science.

~HW

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