Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Too adaptable?

Coyotes in the desert weigh about 20 pounds, but the mountain variety can weigh 50 pounds. They can adapt to living around humans, but that’s when they often view small pets as prey.

A little over a year ago, a friend and I glanced out her dining room window to see a coyote in her backyard in Leawood, KS (part of the KC MO metro area). We wondered if a gate had been left open in her yard and checked. Nope. The coyote leaped over her 3 foot fence to get in and out. So I did some research. Coyotes can easily leap an 8 foot fence!

Here’s a link to a video about discouraging coyotes in your neighborhood.

Despite the danger to pets, I do get a thrill when I see one.

Jungle Jane

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