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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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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Southern California's PROJECT COYOTE Representative, Randy Felich, clued me in on prolific western natural history author Dan Flores' eloquent Op Ed in Sunday's L.A. Times about how California's Coyote co-existence policy should be one that the rest of the USA adopts..........Read all of what Dan has to say by clicking on the link below-----He sums all-things Coyote in SoCal as follows: "Los Angeles, with its now-estimated 5,000 urban coyotes, has switched from trying to move coyotes out of the city to advising city-dwellers on how to coexist with them — including scaring them off, installing outdoor lights, eliminating food sources, and keeping pets on leashes"..................... "Frankly, these are steps we have no choice but to take; the coyotes are not going away"........................ "They have been living among humans for 15,000 years"................ "They are very good at it, and in places like Los Angeles they are getting smarter with every generation about surviving freeways and human weirdness"................... "The next task for the Golden State, our national mentor in human/coyote coexistence, is to learn to become nonchalant about coyotes’ presence in our midst, maybe even enjoy it".................. "As native animals of the continent long before us, the coyotes, for their part, seem to have no difficulties with this arrangement at all",amp.html?client=safari#

Coyote coexistence

 is a lifestyle

 California should

 export      --Dan flores 7/24/16

 'C-145' the coyote, in Silverlake in 2015

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