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Coyotes: It’s a good rodent year, which means healthy, well-fed coyotes

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 6:20 am in coyotes.

Healthy juvenile coyote. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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I came up on a small puppy coyote out on its own, and a month later caught up with a juvenile looking song dog which I believe is the same dog. Good to see such a healthy coyote late in the summer when many look rough. His biggest predator will be vehicles on Marsh Creek Road and Camino Diablo.
Dave Harper, Oakley, California

With lots of rain earlier this year, followed of course by all the grass and other vegetation, this has been a good rodent year. And as we all know, when we have lots of rodents … we also have a lot of healthy-looking (well fed) coyotes. Unfortunately, as you say, many will fall prey to predatory cars along the above-named roads. It’s a jungle out there. /Gary

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