Coyote Wise

Is your town or community Coyote Wise?

Being Coyote Wise empowers community members to feel safe recreating outdoors while sharing the landscape with its natural inhabitants. It is a commitment to be proactive in mitigating human-coyote conflict, ultimately improving coexistence. It is also a way to reduce lethal removal of coyotes.

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Sighting of Coyote Family Brings Joy and Excitement

Earlier this year, the WCC observed a family of coyotes on our wildlife cameras nearly every single night. Through close observation, we got to “know” these individuals quite well and could reliably differentiate them from one another in their photos and videos. Most frequently spotted were the breeding pair – a tan and gray male…

The Perils of Rodenticide

Last month, radio-collared mountain lion P-47 was discovered dead in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with his likely cause of death being exposure to rat poison. A necropsy revealed that the three-year-old lion had evidence of six difference anticoagulants in his system, and had internal bleeding in his head and lungs. Though rodenticides…

Trail Cam Reveals Wolf Conservation Center’s Other Wild Residents

Although the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is only an hour away from New York City, there’s actually more native wildlife around than a person might expect. From owls and eagles to eastern coyotes and bobcats – New York’s Westchester County is pretty wild! Here are some of the critters that our trail-cam captured in the…