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Synanthropes

The 15 November 2021 New Yorker contains an article about the deer population on Staten Island, the problems these deer create and the attempts to control their numbers. For the first time I paid attention to a word I had … Continue reading

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Unaware Coyote

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Leonard and I were hiking the Eagle Pole Trail (my name) at Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Lassen County CA) when we noticed a coyote. The wind was in our favor so we continued to walk toward the coyote, who was … Continue reading

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Shared Habitat

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In our area the chief food of coyotes is lagomorphs (hares, rabbits), small rodents (ground squirrels, gophers, kangaroo rats, meadow mice and voles) insects, nuts, berries and fruit. However,  coyotes (Canis latrans) are very adaptable and will eat whatever is … Continue reading

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Mouse on the Menu

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It was barely dawn when I noticed a coyote (Canis latrans) hunting in the pasture outside our bedroom window (Modoc County CA). Leonard and I watched Mr. Coyote for about 45 minutes as he stalked meadow mice near the house. … Continue reading

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Reading the Snow

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Snow and frigid temperatures have inundated Big Valley CA, our home, recently. Leonard and I enjoy “reading the snow” to determine which animals wander through our pastures and the wildlife area on our property. We found the tracks of four … Continue reading

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