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There are far more coyotes in Ontario than there were 10 years ago but people shouldn’t worry about their safety when they go outdoors, says a field research scientist, even though a 19-year-old woman died last month after being attacked by two coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Bigger than coyotes but smaller than wolves, their howl is high-pitched and their diet includes deer and small rodents.
Farmers depend on hybrid vigor for improved crop yields, as seeds produced from different strains of, say, corn, can lead to superior crops.
When Europeans arrived in North America, there were about 250,000 wolves living in what are now the lower 48 states.
Coyotes — once almost exterminated from Marin County through government-funded poisoning, trapping and snaring programs — are now recolonizing the county and indeed much of the Bay Area.