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Re: Coyote Lovers, Come here.

Post by meagan » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:26 pm

by my house(i live in the contry) if you go out side at night you sometimes hear the coyotes howeling. ITS SO COOL !!!!!
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Re: Coyote Lovers, Come here.

Post by meagan » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:28 pm

Blindseer wrote:
Songdog wrote:Coyotes live in Florida, but unfortunately not in my region :( They'd probably just become roadkill here.
where I live they would just be fodder for animal control...
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Re: Coyote Lovers, Come here.

Post by Blindseer » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:37 pm

look at the IWC homepage (wolf.org)

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Post by meagan » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:52 pm

meagan wrote:oh. yeah. i killed a coyote on wolf quest :mrgreen:
two times but the second time my mate attacked it so i finished it off
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Post by meagan » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:40 am

helllo is any one there the last post was yester day because i did it
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Re: Coyote Lovers, Come here.

Post by meagan » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:55 am

Timber Wolf wrote:Alot of people don't like coyotes becuse alot of times they attack their pets. So thats why people aren't defending coyotes. Theres coyotes by me, though I'm not sure where. I never seen them. Theres also cougars around where I live.
if theres cougars there might be wolves.
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Post by meagan » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:12 am

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Re: Coyote

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wow! you are so lucky! :o
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Coyotes: The True Comparison

Post by Songdog » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:30 pm

So a good number of people seem to think that coyotes are just smaller, less important versions of wolves. But that's not true, they are quite different in shape and design. The word coyote comes from the Latin words that mean singing-dog; coyotes are also known as 'songdogs'.

There are two different main varieties of coyote (with several different recognized subspecies) The field and plains variety is much smaller, averaging between 15-40 lbs, and are sometimes the size of foxes. Southern coyotes generally have thinner coats and can appear either fox-like or jackal-like (depending on the region) The coyotes that live in highlands or mountains, where food is scarce, tend to be bigger, ranging from 40-60 lb. The northern variety also have darker coats.

Coyotes are the second fastest land mammal in North America (the Pronghorn Antelope is the fastest) reaching speeds of up to 43 miles per hour. They have much larger ears, longer and slimmer muzzles, as well as bushy tails and triangular eyes. They are shorter in height than wolves, but also much less bulky. Also unlike wolves, coyotes can bark. Coyotes can live in routs of about six individuals, but usually hunt alone or in pairs (unlike wolves) They mature after the first year and can leave home at about nine months of age. They usually eat small animals, though will hunt birds and deer; they prefer fresh meat to scavenging. In the autumn and winter, they will eat wild fruits and vegetables (and are known for raiding melon patches)

Coyotes seem to be more adaptable than wolves, as their numbers and range have actually grown over the years, filling in where the wolf left off. They are seen in cities, digging though cans, and have been known to walk right into public places. However, they are still dangerous and will prey on pets, and even small children. Coyotes are only native to North America, and unlike wolves, are generally active during the day (but these habits seem to be changing over time)

Here are some good pictures:
- http://www.savethecoyote.org/images/coyote-3.jpg
- http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/adv ... 06-004.jpg
- http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/adv ... 05-004.jpg
- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... atrans.jpg
- http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/dayart/20 ... park_A.jpg
- http://www.fundforanimals.org/images/ff ... te-pup.jpg


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Re: Coyotes: The True Comparison

Post by Kaheaniehal » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:45 pm

Yay for yotes! ^_^

Lol I love the picture of the coyote in the bus. XD
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Re: Coyotes: The True Comparison

Post by Songdog » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:46 pm

It just wants a ride :D

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Re: Coyotes: The True Comparison

Post by king1-7 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:17 pm

Thank you for informative post. ^.^

Blindseer posted a coyote picture from his trip to Minnesota that I really like. It's the second one down:

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Re: Coyotes: The True Comparison

Post by pawnee » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:02 pm

I don`t see why people compare coyotes to wolves as being "less important" or not as special. I love that coyotes live in Toronto and in the suburbs. I dislike road runner...I hope coyote finally gets that evil chicken.
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Re: Coyotes: The True Comparison

Post by Songdog » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:25 pm

Road Runner is a, well, a roadrunner. It's a type of bird.

Alas, I don't think we have coyotes in Florida. I think there are returning to Florida though, I can't remember.

EDIT: Some info I found...
The coyote (Canis latrans) is becoming a common occurrence on Florida's landscape. Traditionally associated with the American West, the coyote has become an established species in the eastern U.S., including Florida (Hill et al. 1987). Range expansion can be attributed to the coyote's nonspecific needs in habitat and food; large litter size and short generation time; decreased competition across its range from other predators--the gray wolf (Canis lupus) and red wolf, (Canis rufus) , grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) and puma (Felis concolor) ; and the coyote's ability to adapt to and benefit from human activities (Moore & Parker 1992, USFWS 1978, Gier 1975) .

-http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW127

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Re: Coyotes: The True Comparison

Post by pawnee » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:16 pm

still...I look forward to the day they air the "lost episode" of coyote eating a stuffed road runner. mwhahaha!
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