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2008-07-14 12:00:00

By Matthew Chayes 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. Step one? Caging the coyote in solitary confinement for evaluation. "You don't talk to them. You don't pet them. You don't try to make friends with them," said Lori...

2008-07-14 06:00:21

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. To try to answer some of the questions and concerns, Animal Services Director Chris Royal arranged for wildlife biologist Chris Kreh to present a program Thursday to answer those concerns. Kreh, who works for...

2008-07-11 00:00:16

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. An hour later, he was back on the lawn, nosing fallen loquats. This time -- after seeing me -- he dashed past our living-room window. He knows our house and yard, I suddenly realized. After...

2008-07-08 03:00:12

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. Still, longtime resident Rudy Garcia won't soon forget what he witnessed about a week ago. In the predawn hours of June 30, Garcia heard "the most chilling noise" outside his home in the 11400 block of Rosehedge Drive. It came...

2008-07-03 03:00:15

By Andy Franks LONG BEACH - Coyote sightings in the Cal State Long Beach area have increased, university officials said Wednesday. CSULB spokeswoman Toni Beron said that informal reports of coyote sightings in central campus near Brotman Hall and the Bouton Creek areas have come in over the past several weeks, primarily from facilities management employees who work after regular hours. She said there was also one report of a coyote on Atherton Street near campus. The university has...

2008-07-01 18:00:13

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. A coyote, he assumes, grabbed the little pooch by the throat and did some serious damage. Apparently, the little guy lived. "I didn't see it happen, but I am pretty sure it was a coyote," he said. "We can hear them howling near our farm almost every night." I...

2008-06-26 09:02:36

By Bill Scanlon Coyotes with big appetites are on the prowl in metro Denver. KDVR-Fox Channel 31 reports that David Hurd's family lost two dogs to coyotes in their Lakewood neighborhood, and a homeowner two doors away lost her cat in the past few days. The Colorado Division of Wildlife says there has been no significant uptick in the number of reports of coyotes killing domestic pets. But Lakewood Animal Control supervisor Holly Gilbertson said, "We seem to be on a higher cycle,...

2008-06-22 12:00:03

CHICAGO (AP) -- First there was a wily coyote in Chicago's downtown. Then an ill-fated cougar on the North Side. Now authorities have captured an alligator in the Chicago River. An employee of a metal manufacturing company found the 5-foot- long reptile Friday in the river's South Branch. The alligator didn't try to attack anyone and was safely pulled from the river by a reptile expert, said Anne Kent, director of the city's Animal Care and Control Department. The alligator was probably...

2008-06-18 09:00:35

Thank you for the opportunity to expand upon the issue of coyote hunting. As human development extends into wildlife habitat, interactions between humans and wildlife become more likely. The response to that, however, should not be to kill wildlife; unfortunately, the increased coyote "harvest" numbers show that lethal "management" is common. Tolerance and mitigation are more appropriate - and effective - responses to human/wildlife conflicts. This is especially true for coyotes,...

2008-06-17 09:00:00

Coyotes have been attacking and sometimes killing domestic pets in Marina and Del Rey Oaks, prompting Marina police to issue an alert. Brad Alexander of Del Rey Oaks said coyotes have been running through his Via Verde neighborhood and almost a dozen cats, including his, have turned up dead. "We are seeing the coyotes running down the street at night chasing cats as early as 8 p.m." said Alexander, who has lived in the neighborhood for almost two years. In the last five months, most of the...


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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