Latest Coyote Stories

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...

2008-05-22 06:00:16

By Ramon Coronado, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. May 22--Prompted by a recent rash of coyote attacks on children in Southern California suburbs, American River Parkway rangers have posted signs warning park visitors of the wild canine in Carmichael. "Our rangers have noticed quite a few," said Steve Flannery, the county's chief park ranger. Three 3-foot-high, A-frame portable signs are up at the William Pond Recreation Area and at the Harrington Drive access to the American River near...

2008-03-20 08:24:20

Coyotes are one of nature's most adaptive species, able to thrive in different settings and survive on many diets. In the past 15 years, coyote populations have exploded in the northeastern United States as a result of humans eliminating native wolves from the region. Scientists now are studying coyotes, opportunistic omnivores, to unravel mysteries such as why the average body size of a northeastern coyote is larger than their brethren elsewhere. Researchers also want to...

2008-03-12 00:00:00

It may be the world's oldest profession, but prostitution is using some 21st-century tricks. The prostitution scandal involving New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer lays bare some of the inner workings of modern-day sex work: text messaging to clock in the client, electronic fund transfers, a Web site featuring color photos, prices and rankings. There's always been a distinction between indoor and street-level prostitution, and advances in technology have increasingly separated the two, said Ronald...

2008-03-03 16:19:05

Fewer wolves may mean fewer pronghorn in greater Yellowstone As western states debate removing the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act, a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society cautions that doing so may result in an unintended decline in another species: the pronghorn, a uniquely North American animal that resembles an African antelope. The study, appearing in the latest issue of the journal Ecology, says that fewer wolves mean more coyotes, which can prey...

2008-02-19 12:45:00

If you're a land owner and animals such as coyotes or wild pigs are driving you hog wild, help may soon be on the way to control their numbers in a humane way "“ in the form of a birth control pill for animals being developed at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The concept would be to get it to wild animals through baited food, researchers say.Researchers are testing oral contraceptives "“ used in much the same way as in humans...

2008-02-09 09:05:00

Going back three decades or so, foxes had a pretty sweet deal in the East. Two species, red fox and gray fox, were the only wild canine predators present. They could claim that exclusive status since red wolves were persecuted out of business by people somewhere back in the 1800s. During the 1970s, however, Western-native coyotes little by little immigrated east, spreading their range into the vacuum left by the red wolf. Since then, coyotes have occupied virtually all of the eastern United...

2007-11-20 18:00:00

SPRING MILLS, Pa. - A Westmoreland County man is having a memorable 2007 bear season. Tom Wisniowski bagged a rare albino black bear Monday on the season's opening day. The female cub weighed 47 pounds. Wisniowski told The Sentinel in Lewistown that conditions were difficult and at first he thought he was looking at a coyote. But when the bear got a bit closer, he could tell it was an unusual bear. Wisniowski was hunting with Jeff Gowen of Evansburg and Richard Marther and Andrew Duncan,...

2007-09-23 15:00:00

By Bill Cummings, Connecticut Post, Bridgeport Karen Young was relaxing on the deck of her Oxford home on Mother's Day when she saw something big moving in her backyard. Something big, as in a really BIG cat. "I couldn't talk. It was 40 feet away. My husband said 'Holy ., what the heck is that,' " Young said. "It looked at me and then it turned away and walked into the woods. I didn't have a camera and I was trying to get the dog into the house. We called the [state Department of...

Latest Coyote Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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