I grew up in Kensington, next to Berkeley, in the 1970s and 80s, and I’ll never forget the first (and in those days, the only) coyote I spotted while hiking a nearby trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.
Coyotes are more than an icon of the American West. They are probably your neighbors.
If you live in Central Texas, chances are you have a coyote story to tell. Perhaps you’ve encountered the native predator on a walk, or looked outside your living room to see one trotting along the street. Those in outlying parts of Travis County often cook dinner as coyote howls float on the breeze.
Governments in CO/UT/NM/AZ Deliberately Derailed Mexican Wolf Recovery, Documents Reveal (Investigative Report)
After decades of deliberation the final revision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan (the Plan) was released at the end of November, but former USFWS officials tell EnviroNews it strays far from scientists’ minimum recommendations for recovery of the gray wolf subspecies.
More and more people are routinely hearing coyotes yip, bark, and howl in their backyards in urban and suburban settings or where they go, often with their companion dogs, for fun and exercise.
Travis County will soon enter into a new era of coyote management. Commissioners decided on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to stop contracting with Texas Wildlife Services, opting instead to use the city of Austin’s Animal Services Office to respond to wildlife issues countywide.