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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

When you see a Coyote or Fox during the day – does that mean he is rabid or sick? ............... It is actually not unusual to see a coyote or fox out during the day................ Coyotes and Foxes will venture out during daylight hours in search of food................ Both animals are opportunistic feeders, hunting for food as the opportunity presents itself – regardless of day or night............. Additionally, both coyotes and foxes eat squirrels, and squirrels are only active during the day............. In areas with little or no human activity, Coyotes will hunt during the day, and when a litter of pups needs to be fed(pups born once a year in April or early May), they may have to hunt around the clock to feed their growing family


Los Angeles Coyote 1245pm on a 106 degree June 3 day


Bill said...

Rick: In addition to foxes being out/seen during the day sometimes it's for other reasons than food. During the day they tend to nap, more than go into prolonged sleep as we do so they are up and about. In addition, they often are seen out when they are moving to a new nap-site. Overall, when they have a large litter, the foxes do put in extra time hunting.

Rick Meril said...

Bill................all spot on and appreciate your checking in