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2013-01-01 05:03:27

In recent months, wild animals have invaded city streets and taken over urban environments. (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 Wild animals are starting to occupy urban areas, according to USA Today. It is no longer just rats and feral dogs terrorizing city streets. Over the past few years, people have spotted coyotes, mountain lions and other forms of wildlife roaming the city streets. Many people blame environmental issues like global warming and the destruction of forests for wildlife...

2012-12-27 05:02:48

Coyotes and large birds have been known to attack and kill small pets outdoors. The innovative Fresh Patch indoor dog potty can help minimize the occurrence of such attacks. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 Dog owners who use Fresh Patch, a real-grass indoor dog potty, are helping to protect their small dogs and puppies from attacks by coyotes and large birds of prey such as hawks, owls and eagles. Several celebrities living in Southern California know the scenario too well....

Urban Coyotes Move To The City
2012-10-05 21:52:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Urban coyote populations could be just the beginning of animal predators making their way towards the big cities. Scientists have located a coyote territory about five miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport that has been around for at least six years. "That's an indication that they don't have to go far to find food and water. They're finding everything they need right there, in the suburbs of Chicago," Stan Gehrt, an...

Monogamy The Norm For Urban Coyotes
2012-09-26 05:26:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some women in a relationship may refer to their cheating male partners as dogs, but a new study shows that women may have to start calling their men who stray something else if they want to be more accurate. Scientists at the Ohio State University studied urban coyotes living around Chicago and found them to be 100 percent faithful to their mating partner, according to a new study in the latest edition of the Journal of Mammalogy....


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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