How about you? Do you see them, or hear them howling at night? Coyotes are opportunistic and their range is increasing. As wolves were killed off in North America, coyotes moved into their niche. As forests were converted into croplands and suburban communities, coyotes took advantage of the newly opened spaces. As dense forests were clearcut, and logging roads created links between them, coyotes learned to travel them. Unlike many other species, the coyote has managed to benefit from the activities of modern humans.
Do coyotes live near you?
|Photo by David Mitchell |