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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Welcome, coyotes!

Smithsonian Magazine has an article on the coyote moving into cities. Really moving into cities.

By the end of the 20th century, the animal had colonized the tundra of Alaska, the tropical forests of Panama and the urban jungle of New York City.


New York City? Yes, they even live in the big cities. I'm pretty sure I once saw a coyote dashing across the highway outside of Noblesville, Indiana. But at least that area was near vast swaths of farmland.

But it's not a bad thing.

Way emphasizes coyotes can be an asset to urban ecosystems, keeping a check on deer, rodents, Canada geese and other animals that thrive on the suburbs' all-you-can-eat buffet.


I welcome anyone who will put a stop to that plague of Canadian terrorists!

(Via BoingBoing.net)

2 Comments:

At 6:45 AM, Blogger Pigilito said...

Soon after we moved into the suburbs of St. Louis we often saw a coyote moving around. Someone called the animal control and they trapped it. Turns out it was living in a storm drain at the end of our driveway.

I guess it was able to survive on the plentiful squirrels, bunnies and cats that roamed the area.

 
At 1:38 AM, Blogger Greg said...

Hopefully, not your cats!

 

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