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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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Monday, January 8, 2018

Coyotes, like people, are the ultimate "generalists" when it comes to meal time..............Preferring their wild menu of rodents, rabbits, goose eggs, deer fawns and the occasional adult deer, they are happy to dine on fruit, seeds, insects, carrion and human food, if available.............And it is our left over food scraps that must be disposed of with utmost care so as to not encourage Coyotes from getting acclimated to our dwellings and neighborhoods...........With all this stated, the picture below of a Coyote in Huntington Beach, California(between Los Angeles and San Diego) caused a big chuckle .................While no longer fresh out of the oven, the giant piece of Pizza(with anchovies???) that this Coyote snatched looks quite delicious in this female Coyotes mouth..............All she needs is a can of Diet Dr. Pepper to be in "Dog Heaven"!!!!!!

Wild Coyote Discovers Her Favorite New Dinner

“It was nearly half a pizza.”

A man in California who took up wildlife photography a decade ago had never seen anything quite like what he saw this fall — and he was lucky he had his camera with him.
Every morning, Russell Greaves, of Huntington Beach, California, goes out to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve behind his house to immerse himself in that slice of the natural world. He often sees coyotes, enough that he's begun to recognize individuals in the area.

all pictures for this article: credit-Russell Greaves

"A lot of people here just love the coyotes," Greaves told The Dodo over the phone, during his morning walk on Tuesday.
One morning in October, he saw a familiar wild coyote. It was a mom who had given birth to a litter of pups six months before. 
"She had had four pups," Greaves said. "The pups would come out and play around, while dad went out to hunt. But they’re out on their own now."

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