5/21/2009

Coyotes

As humans increasingly push into their habitats, coyotes are becoming a much more common sight in urban/suburban areas. Recently, Greenwood Village has killed a number of coyotes. There are other ways, however, to minimize potential conflicts between coyotes and humans (and pets). The Colorado Division of Wildlife has just issued a new brochure, Your Guide to Avoiding Human-Coyote Conflicts, brand new this year to address these recent concerns. The DOW also published, in 2002, Living with Widlife in Coyote Country. Both of these brochures can be checked out from our library. Other state-published resources on coyotes include:
  • Who is Coyote? This is a "Colorado's Wildlife Company" publication, which are simple, illustrated guides for all ages.

  • Control of Damage by Coyotes and Some Other Carnivores. Although from 1973, this Colorado State University publication still provides some relevant information.

  • Effects of Population Growth on Wildlife Habitat in Colorado. Addressing many kinds of wildlife besides coyotes, this guide addresses what happens when animals are pushed from their habitats.

Finally, for more information on Colorado wildlife, view our library's featured subject resource guide, Wildlife in Colorado.

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