Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Coyotes at the exurban-wilderness interface

Read Dan Frosch's story in the New York Times here. The headline is "After Attacks by Coyotes, a Denver Suburb Turns to a Gun-Wielding Trapper." The dateline is Greenwood Village, Colorado, population 11,035.

I've noticed that coyotes are increasingly bold in the suburban neighborhood where I live, which borders the American River Parkway in Sacramento. I also recently saw two coyotes crossing a four-lane road in nearby Rocklin, California. While the general vicinity is built up, they were crossing between a greenbelt/park and a sprawling private property with a single-family dwelling.

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