Posted by: grokscience | June 13, 2012

Coyote City

Over the past 20 years, coyotes have been moving into large midwestern cities like Chicago. On this program, Dr. Stanley Gehrt, the Principal Investigator of the Cook County Coyote Project, joins us to discuss the fascinating biology of these wily, urban coyotes.

What about roadrunners? šŸ˜‰




  1. Wouldn’t this be a case for evolution and against protecting endangered species? I mean, coyotes are probably most hunted predator, and yet the speaker discusses how they are able to survive so well, even in urban environment. Shouldn’t we try to live with these animals (smart ones, anyway) rather than save some owls which can’t find other trees so entire forest have to be “protected”?

    I’d like to see coyotes (and other animals) get smart, recognize humans and traffic lights and not eat pets so they can live among humans without being perceived as threat to humans. Maybe if we kill enough of them, only the smart ones will continue to procreate? Isn’t that evolution, albeit assisted by humans? I’d really like to see coyotes open Acme boxes to hunt road runners in real life. That would be cool.

    I see many roadrunners at my ranch along with grey rabbits, black ducks, grey cat, yellow canaries. Farm life…

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