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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.
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.
Even a quiet stroll in the park can dramatically change natural ecosystems, according to a new study by conservation biologists from the University of California, Berkeley. These findings could have important implications for land management policies.
Coyote Point Systems, Inc., the leader in non-stop, affordable Application Availability(TM), announced that theClassConnection.com, a free educational tool available to students and teachers at both high schools and colleges around the world, has deployed its Equalizer Series advanced application load balancing system to provide non-stop, student-critical access to its online academic ecosystems.
What would constitute child neglect, if not downright abuse, for a human baby might be the kindest thing that can be done for the young coyote found wandering last week in the Bronx. That's the task facing a Middle Island wildlife rehabilitator: toughening up the pup for its possible release back into the wild.
By Donna Swicegood, Statesville Record & Landmark, N.C. Jul. 13--In recent months, the Iredell County Animal Services Department has fielded an increasing number of calls about coyotes in this area. Many people are in a quandary about what to do if they encounter a coyote.
By Claire Panosian Dunavan LAST month, a new canine joined our clan -- in a manner of speaking. I first spied the small, rangy coyote from my kitchen window. "Shoo!" I yelled, foolishly gesturing toward the driveway. He shot me an inscrutable stare, then bounded off in the opposite direction.
By Sandra T. Molina WHITTIER - Residents living near Sorenson Park have reported a recent spike in coyote sightings at the facility. However sheriff's officials could not confirm the number is rising in that specific area in comparison to previous years.
By Andy Franks LONG BEACH - Coyote sightings in the Cal State Long Beach area have increased, university officials said Wednesday.
By OUT DOORS JIM MORRIS Not long ago, I met a man with a problem, a coyote problem. He lives in a rural area around here and told me he just finished paying a $1,500 vet bill to save the life of his small dog.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.