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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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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This one comes under the headline of RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT---A woman driving to Calgary(Canada) from her home in Airdrie going highway speeds, slams into a Coyote crossing the road,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,The woman assumes the Coyote is dead and keeps driving...................100km(62 miles) later as she gets out of the car in Calgary, what does she see stuck inside the grill in front of the car?..................The Coyote, embedded inside the metal grill but awake and seemingly uninjured.................And sure enough, after the Wildlife biologists and Emergency Crews freed him, the Coyote was pronounced "fit as a fiddle",,,,,,,Returned to one of the open spaces in the Provincial Parks outside the City.................."In many Native American origen stories, the Coyote is known for his crafty intelligence, stealth and voracious appetitite, a "comic trickster whose sometimes risk taking behaviour gets him into trouble while ultimately his cleverness gets him back out"...................I would say this episode of surviving a direct car hit reinforces all of these characteristics that Indians saw in our SONG DOG-THE COYOTE

Miracle coyote hit by car on Alberta highway, safely travels 30 km in car’s grill

Josh Duncan Sept 11, 2017

Coyotes may not be part of the feline family, but one of them certainly has nine lives.
Georgie Knox was travelling from Airdrie to Calgary for work recently when she hit that particular coyote with her car.

Airdrie is North of Calgary on the map below
Image result for airdrie and calgary on the map
“Last week, on my way to work in the early morning, a coyote darted in front of my car and I hit it,” Knox explained on a Facebook post about the incident. “I heard a crunch and believed I ran over and killed it.”
<who>Photo Credit: Georgie Knox on Facebook
When she arrived in Calgary, however, a
 construction worker 
pointed out to Knox that she had a hitchhiker.
“Upon stopping at a traffic light by my work, 
a construction woman
 notified me that there was in fact a coyote 
still embedded in my 
car,” said Knox. “When I got out to look,
 this poor little guy was
 looking up and blinking at me.”
The poor animal was stuck in the grill of Knox’s
 vehicle and
 despite the crazy nature of the incident, didn’t 
appear to be 
too badly injured.
<who>Photo Credit: Georgie Knox on Facebook
Photo Credit: Georgie Knox on Facebook

Knox called Alberta Fish and Wildlife
who sent an officer to check out and
deal with the
“Miraculously, he was freed and had
 minimal injuries
 despite having hitched a ride from
Airdrie to Calgary
 at highway speeds,” Knox’s
Facebook post said. 
“Their biologist checked him
over and gave him
 the good to go.”
The coyote was released in
 Kananaskis, which is
 just over 100 km away from
Airdrie and right on
 the edge of multiple provincial
Knox called Alberta Fish and
 Wildlife Enforcement,
 who sent an officer to check
out and deal with 
the coyote.
“Miraculously, he was freed
 and had minimal 
injuries despite having hitched a
 ride from
 Airdrie to Calgary at highway
speeds,” Knox’s 
Facebook post said. “Their biologist
 him over and gave him the good
to go.”
The coyote was released in
 Kananaskis, which
 is just over 100 km away from
Airdrie and 
right on the edge of multiple
 provincial parks.

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