Coyotes hunting in a pack

This video shows coyotes hunting very much like larger wolves, but it also shows you an odd thing about mule deer. Mule deer stick together. Mule deer that are not related to a fawn will come in to defend it, … Continue reading

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Why coyotes are not basal Canis

The traditional understanding of coyote evolution is that coyotes are basal wolf-like canids. This understanding comes from the hypothesis that coyotes directly evolved from Canis lepophagus in North America alone. Coyotes look and behave a lot like jackals of the … Continue reading

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Coyotes can bark

Canis latrans means “barking dog,” and it’s a good name! (Source) Scooter is featured in John Lane’s Coyote Settles the South. Natural History

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