Sunday, March 29, 2009

Coyotes from the hood?

Urban coyote attacks on rise, alarming residents

Thanks to suburban sprawl and a growth in numbers of both people and animals, a rash of coyote encounters has alarmed residents.

Wildlife officials are working to educate the public: Coyotes have always been here, they've adapted to urban landscapes and they prefer to avoid humans.

"Ninety-five percent of this problem is a human problem, and we really need to focus on that 95 percent to solve it," said Nicole Rosmarino, wildlife program director of the environmental group WildEarth Guardians.

Well Nicole the problem is they are getting used to humans and are obviously not frightened anymore. Luckily coyote hunting is fun and is open year round.

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