San Francisco Chronicle/Peter Fimrite, 6/2/12. "Coyote-human coexistence urged as animals migrate."
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Reference - best to learn about Coyote behavior. National Geographic, "Coyote (Canis latrans). ... "These adaptable animals will eat almost anything. They hunt rabbits, rodents, fish, frogs, and even deer. They also happily dine on insects, snakes, fruit, grass, and carrion. Because they sometimes kill lambs, calves, or other livestock, as well as pets, many ranchers and farmers regard them as destructive pests. Coyotes are formidable in the field where they enjoy keen vision and a strong sense of smell. They can run up to 40 miles (64 kilometers) an hour. In the fall and winter, they form packs for more effective hunting. Coyotes form strong family groups. In spring, females den and give birth to litters of three to twelve pups. Both parents feed and protect their young and their territory. The pups are able to hunt on their own by the following fall"...
Reference - what to do if I encounter a coyote. Overland Park, KS. "City dwellers are not exempt from coyotes, they can be anywhere. If you do see one, you want to harass or scare the coyote so it fears you and leaves. You can do this by shouting or yelling at the coyote. Wave your arms and throw rocks if necessary. You can make loud noises by clapping your hands, blowing a whistle, knocking two boards together or by using a car horn, air horn or other noise making device."
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