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Monday, July 17, 2017

COYOTES in Yellowstone and Grand Tetton National Parks

Many people do not like coyotes for various reasons, including predation on domestic animals including lambs, calves, domestic fowl, dogs and cats.  I can understand their points of view.

The majority of coyotes feed on rodents, rabbits, birds, scavenged carcasses, and even young deer and pronghorn antelope when they can catch them.  All of these are natural food for the coyote.

Personally, I enjoy seeing them and appreciate their role in the natural world...



In our national parks they are often seen near roads where it is easy to pick up a meal of a car-killed critter of some type...







Before they shed their winter coats they can be handsome...





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1 comment:

  1. I too am an admirer of coyotes, fascinating and intelligent animals. Those western coyotes are so different than our eastern coyotes (with their partial wolf heritage). Our coyotes are larger, with different skulls and seem to have a "presence" that their western relatives lack.

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