Monday, November 2, 2009

Coyotes Attack and Kill: Should You Worry?

From ABC News - this article hilights a coyote attack in Canada and the potential danger to humans.

As always, be alert and aware of your surroundings.

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The fatal mauling of a young Canadian woman by coyotes in Nova Scotia this week has surprised wildlife lovers across North America.

Fatal coyote attack: How dangerous are coyotes?
Taylor Mitchell, 19, who was attacked and killed by two coyotes, is shown in an undated promotional... Expand
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While biologists say such attacks are extremely rare, the incident points to another phenomenon: the recent, rapid proliferation of the dog-like predators in cities as well as expanses of wilderness.

"Coyotes have become the most abundant large predatory animal on the continent," says Ralph Maughan, who operates a popular wildlife blog that tracks human-wildlife encounters.