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2008-10-12 06:00:20

By Gary Bogue It definitely feels like fall. Dear Gary: I moved to beautiful Dana Hills, in Clayton, 15 years ago, in order to be next to open space at the base of our majestic Mount Diablo. I treasure the bountiful flora, fauna and assorted beasts here, and I cherish the opportunity for harmonious co-existence, side-by-side, with Nature. I'd like to think most people who reside here have a similar appreciation and respect for wildlife. We're blessed with a wide range of wild birds,...

2008-09-27 03:00:20

By Joe Segura LONG BEACH - When a gopher - call him Ishmael - pops his furry frame up from its habitat, he sees a sea of green. From horizon to horizon, at the sprawling El Dorado Regional Park, the lush landscape is prime turf for Ishmael and his furry family - thousands strong. The exact number in the gopher family isn't known, but the rough educated guess is that there are about 100,000 calling the city's 3,000 acres of parks home, according to Ramon Arevalo, superintendent of...

2008-09-26 09:00:25

By Jeff Vice Deseret News All Roads Lead Home -- * 1/2 -- Vivien Cardone, Peter Coyote, Jason London; rated PG (violence, drugs, vulgarity, mild profanity, slurs, nude artwork) "All Roads Lead Home" is more hackneyed than it is heartwarming. It's considerably more annoying than it is enjoyable. The reasons for that assessment include the overlong movie's series of false endings and its series of treacly, false-note sentiments. Also, it's a confused muddle, and its often-confusing,...

2008-09-23 21:00:00

By Dave Peyton AND now it's wild turkeys. I am beginning to wonder just how wild Peyton Place will become. It began a few years ago when the property was overrun by deer. That phenomenon continues. Then the coyotes arrived. Some claim they were imported into West Virginia by the state wildlife folks. From what I have read, however, they have established themselves in most of the eastern states. In fact, there are reports of coyotes in New York's Central Park. However they got to...

2008-09-04 09:00:27

By Karen Cotton TriMedia Film FestivalWhen: Friday through SundayWhere: Old Town downtown, Fort Collins, Colo. For a full list of movies, events and venues, go to www.trimediafilmfest.comTickets: All Festival Pass: $70-$150 Individual ticket: $10; discounts available for groups, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lincoln Center and the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins. Call the Lincoln Center at 970-221-6730, or go to www.trimediafilmfest.com. Chris wyatt's movie...

2008-09-04 03:00:13

By Joe Segura LOS ALAMITOS -- Startled residents have been been raising Cain more regularly, following continued coyote sightings near the massive San Gabriel River channel this year. However, Los Alamitos raised the ante this week, when the City Council unanimously decided to hire a private certified contractor to trap and kill the coyotes, a control strategy that's been avoided elsewhere. Los Alamitos Mayor Ken Parker said the decision was made after several residents complained of...

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Kozlowski, Adam J Gese, Eric M; Arjo, Wendy M ABSTRACT. - Successful coexistence of sympatric canid species often relies on the subdominant species' ability to reduce competition through the differential selection of niche space. Information regarding the process of niche selection and its effect on the structure of canid communities in the Great Basin Desert is unavailable. From Dec. 1999 to Aug. 2001, we quantified the spatial, dietary and temporal resource overlap of kit foxes (Vulpes...

2008-08-19 21:00:19

By Brenda Duran LONG BEACH - In an effort to ease anxiety and educate residents on all things related to wild coyotes, Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske invited community members to a forum at the El Dorado Senior Center on Monday evening. Residents from her 5th District, along with others from surrounding neighborhoods, turned out to hear representatives from California Fish and Game and Long Beach Animal Care Services discuss the growth of the city's coyote population. At the meeting,...

2008-08-10 21:00:14

By Melissa Pamer Learn more about urban coyotes PHOTOS: On the prowl for coyotes As the sun set into the sea behind his cliffside home one recent evening, Bill Patton packed his air pistol into a shoulder bag and headed into the dusk. At the end of his street, the Rancho Palos Verdes resident stepped onto a dirt path that followed a brush-filled drainage ditch. An owl hooted in the distance. Rustling could be heard coming from the dense shrubs. Patton pointed to the dark mass of...

2008-08-08 15:00:00

Coyote sightings in Bergen County have become common enough for naturalists to decide that homeowners need to be educated about how to react if they see one in their neighborhood. The Tenafly Nature Center will host such a lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Tony McBride, principal biologist for the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, will discuss the history and characteristics of the eastern coyote canis latrans and offer advice on how to scare off these wild animals, which rarely...


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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