Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? Coyotes
NEW YORK (September 11, 2007)While the wily coyote reigns as top dog in much of the country, it leads a nervous existence wherever it coexists with its larger relative, the wolf, according to a new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society. In fact, coyote densities are more than 30 percent low...
Why are coyotes getting more aggressive? Coyotes
tend to avoid human contact. But recently, coyotes
have been getting increasingly aggressive in the eastern United States, including southeastern New York state, attacking neighborhood pets on the fringe of urban and suburban areas.
"This kind of aggressive behavior is usually the last st...
Biologists solve mystery of black wolves
... whether there was any evidence elsewhere in the genome indicating that black wolves recently hybridized with dogs but could not find any.
also have the same coat-color gene as domestic dogs, Anderson, vonHoldt and the co-authors report.
The research was conducted by laboratory and fie...
Outdoor enthusiasts scaring off native carnivores in parks
...d bobcat scat in preserves with no public access than she did in the parks. coyotes
and bobcats are both native carnivores. She also found more scat from the n...analyses to determine each scat's owner.
Reed was surprised to find that coyotes
and bobcats were avoiding parks with public access entirely, not just their...
New fish has a face even Dale Chihuly could love
...nd this is probably a 19th, Pietsch says. Families are large groupings, for example, all dog species belong to the larger family that includes wolves, coyotes
and, even, hyenas. One can see an example of an anglerfish family, the one named Antennariidae, at http://www.tolweb.org/Antennariidae/21993 , a part...
Texas A&M testing oral contraceptives for animals
...9, 2008 If youre a land owner and animals such as coyotes
or wild pigs are driving you hog wild, help may so...bmitted grant applications for similar projects on coyotes
A spinoff of this contraceptive could...population of deer herds.
Other species such as coyotes
and even wild horses also need sufficient manageme...
Hareless: Yellowstone's rabbits have vanished, study says
...ieves that the absence of jack rabbits historically important prey species in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem may be causing elevated predation by coyotes
on juvenile elk, pronghorn and other ungulates. Elsewhere, when rabbit densities drop predators often turn to preying more on livestock, according to...
Mule deer moms rescue other fawns
...sity of Lethbridge, also in Canada, showed that both species responded to the recorded distress calls of fawns, similar to the responses elicited when coyotes
attack fawns, with mule deer mothers responding to both whitetail and mule deer calls, even when their own fawn stood next to them. In contrast, the w...