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2007-09-12 19:31:53

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Researchers say fragments from lead bullets continue to poison scavengers like ravens and eagles in the Jackson Hole area. Scientists say levels of lead in ravens' blood increases fivefold during hunting season, or mid-September through mid-December. The lead likely comes from bullet fragments left behind in the carcasses of elk, moose and deer, said researchers Derek Craighead and Bryan Bedrosian with the Kelly-based group Craighead Beringia South. Such contamination...

2007-09-11 18:05:00

Study finds coyote densities more than 30 percent lower in wolf territory NEW YORK  -- While the wily coyote reigns as top dog in much of the country, it leads a nervous existence wherever it coexists with its larger relative, the wolf, according to a new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society. In fact, coyote densities are more than 30 percent lower in areas that they share with wolves. The paper, which appears in the most recent edition of the Journal of Animal Ecology, details...

2007-08-21 12:13:48

The Massachusetts Association of Problem Animal Control (MAPAC) is a non profit trade association representing private wildlife management firms and PAC agents in the commonwealth of Massachusetts for the past fifteen years. MAPAC applauds the new program from the Massachusetts division of fisheries & wildlife and vows to cooperate with them and all local authorities to protect the public from coyotes that prove to be a danger to people. MAPAC board members recently met with...

2007-07-02 21:20:00

Here's the first edition of a new feature called "Ask the Experts." The idea is for readers to send questions on a variety of topics, from outdoor sports like fishing and hunting to bikes, physical fitness, nature and more. I'll find experts who can answer them. I received a number of e-mails after "Ask the Experts" was announced a few weeks ago. We'll get to them as weeks go by. But one regarding nuisance coyotes stood out for reasons you'll soon understand. The expert I consulted is...

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2007-05-02 06:00:00

The Kennedy Space Center might embody the pinnacle of 21st century high technology, but it still must use 19th-century methods to deal with a chronic problem: nuisance wildlife. Specifically, wild hogs, alligators _ and lately, coyotes. But not to worry. John Tanner is there. A native of the east-central Florida `burb of Christmas, Tanner has been a hunter and trapper since age 6. Armed with an ancient .22 rifle, animal traps and plenty of Florida woods savvy, Tanner, 65, has been in charge...

2006-10-31 00:00:14

By John McCoy Though its presence often gets lost amid the hullabaloo about hunting, West Virginia's trapping season remains an important part of wildlife officials' attempts to manage furbearer populations. "Trapping is absolutely important to this state," said Paul Johansen, assistant wildlife chief for the Division of Natural Resources. "Not only are trappers an important constituent group for our agency, they perform a crucial function in keeping certain species of animals from...

2006-03-22 11:26:41

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wild coyote was on the run in New York's Central Park on Wednesday, pursued by police and park authorities on foot and in a helicopter. The coyote, thought to have made its way to the city from the countryside to the north, was cornered near a nature sanctuary in the southeastern section of the 843-acre (341-hectare) park but escaped, parks spokeswoman Carli Smith said. "It is back on the run, running north in Central Park," Smith said. Television stations...

2006-03-22 12:05:00

By Ellen Freilich NEW YORK -- A coyote that came to New York to dine on duck in Central Park was caught on Wednesday after leading police and park rangers on a two-day chase. The coyote, a year-old, tawny-colored male, which is thought to have made its way to the city from the countryside to the north, was tracked down near 79th Street inside the 843-acre (341-hectare) park, officials said. "He's a very adventurous coyote to travel to midtown Manhattan," Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe told...

2006-03-22 10:38:43

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wild coyote was on the run in New York's Central Park on Wednesday, pursued by police and park authorities on foot and in a helicopter. The coyote, thought to have made its way to the city from the countryside to the north, was cornered near a nature sanctuary in the southeastern section of the 843-acre (341-hectare) park but escaped, parks spokeswoman Carli Smith said. "It is back on the run, running north in Central Park," Smith said. Television stations...

2005-10-19 07:11:52

By Tim Gaynor SASABE, Mexico (Reuters) - For decades, residents of this Mexican desert village on the border with the United States baked bricks and ranched cattle to make a meager living. Sasabe was barren and isolated then. Now it is a boomtown studded with bars, flophouses and taco stands as that isolation has made it a popular and thriving hub for smugglers hauling undocumented migrants north into America, authorities say. The U.S. Border Patrol said more than 165,000 illegal...


Latest Coyote Reference Libraries

Chupacabra
2013-10-07 07:13:33

The chupacabra (goatsucker) is a legendary creature claimed to inhabit the Americas. The origin of the name derives from chupar “to suck” and cabra “goat,” resulting from the creature’s pattern of killing livestock, especially goats, and drinking their blood. The name was coined shortly after the first reports by comedian Silverio Perez. The origin of the chupacabra may have come from the science fiction film Species, where an eyewitness account of the chupacabra was in Puerto...

Elmendorf Beast
2013-07-31 07:32:21

The Elmendorf Beast has been blamed for several attacks on livestock in the town of Elmendorf, Texas. A variety of opinions on what the creature was have been disclosed, with one such claim offering that it was a Mexican Hairless Dog mutated by illness. Some local residents associate it with the legend of the Chupacabra, and others claimed it was an escaped lab experiment or an unknown species discovered. In August of 2004, an animal perceived as the Elmendorf Beast was shot by a local...

Mexican Prairie Dog, Cynomys mexicanus
2012-07-22 13:09:39

The Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) is a rodent that is native to Mexico. It is related to squirrels and chipmunks. These prairie dogs prefer to burrow in soil without rocks on plains, and can live at altitudes between 5,250 and 7,200 feet. Its northern range includes San Luis Potosi and its southern range includes areas of Coahuila. The Mexican prairie dog can reach an average body length of up to seventeen inches, and an average weight of 2.2 pounds. The overall fur color is...

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2007-01-22 16:38:59

The American Badger, Taxidea taxus, is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European Badger. It is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico and central Canada. This animal prefers dry open areas with deep soils that are easy to dig, such as prairie regions. In Mexico, this animal is sometimes called "tlacoyote". Anatomy The stocky body is flattened covered with shaggy grizzled fur, and the legs are short and powerful. The legs have...

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2007-01-22 14:21:30

The gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) is a species of canine ranging from southern Canada, throughout most of the lower United States. It is also found in Central America, to Venezuela. This species and the closely related Island Fox are the only living members of the genus Urocyon, which is considered to be among the most primitive of the living canids. Description The gray fox has a pepper brown back, tawny sides, neck and legs, and a white belly. It has a black stripe along its...

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  • To talk saucily.
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