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Features August 2019 Issue

Don’t Pet the Coyote

They often seem like dogs, but they’re not. Keep away.

Don’t Pet the Coyote

They may look cute, but trying to befriend one is dangerous.

Coyotes are well adapted to both suburban and urban areas — they’ve even been spotted in New York’s Central Park. And you may have been seeing more of them because while coyotes tend to be born in the spring, they often spend much of the summer in and around their dens, both being protected and fed by their mothers and being taught to fend for themselves by learning to hunt.

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