Midnight In The Desert — coyote

Police Issue Warning for Mysterious Hybrid 'Coywolf'

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Police Issue Warning for Mysterious Hybrid 'Coywolf'

Look at that strange beast in the shadows! It’s a wolf! It’s a coyote! No, it’s a…coywolf? Um, sure. That’s what the Clarkstown Police Department in Rockland County, New York have claimed is responsible for a number of reported sightings of a strange, grey creature roaming around the city of Congers. Several residents reported seeing a large, dog-like animal lurking about, and even stalking human prey. Clarkstown Police have even managed to capture a photo of the beast. One local man, Sean McCormack, recounted to CBS New York reporters how he watched one of the mysterious animals seemingly hunting one...

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How Scientists Are Using Poop to Study New York City's Coyote Population

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How Scientists Are Using Poop to Study New York City's Coyote Population

Up to about 200 years ago, the coyote inhabited the western part of North America, from southern Canada to northern Mexico and from the Mississippi west to California. But as humans cleared forests for fields and eliminated apex predators like the eastern wolf and eastern cougar, the coyote expanded its range in all directions, adapting to, and thriving in, every new environment. Their new territory, stretching from Alaska as far south as Panama and to the eastern seaboard, marks a range expansion of at least 40 percent. By the 1980s, the animals were breeding in New York State—everywhere except New...

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