Spotted: Atlanta’s Coyotes!

Coyotes (Canis latrans): A remarkably adaptable species.

Coyotes, the “barking dogs“, originally ranged primarily in the Southwestern half of North America. There are 19 different types of coyotes that subsist on prey from deer, rodents, rabbits, insects, fruit, pets, and livestock.

The species has adapted quickly to the changes caused by a human presence and has been steadily and dramatically extending its range since the 19th century. Coyotes migrated as far east as Louisiana in the late 1940s and by the 1960s, coyotes called Arkansas home. There are few other species who live in such a large territory, and who have adapted and expanded their range as much as the coyote.

Today, coyotes live in every state in the continental U.S.

See also: Atlanta Coyotes videos on youtube.

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