Talk: The Real Eastern Coyote
The clever and resilient coyote is our native song dog and a top predator in the northeast. While Western coyotes evolved on the Great Plains, our Eastern coyote has been shaped by red and gray wolves, dogs and the wily western coyote. The habitat in the northeast supports deer which encourages a larger size, longer stronger legs and a more developed packing instinct in this predator. Despite the ecological benefits the coyote brings, it is the most persecuted carnivore in North America. And yet, it survives and thrives despite efforts to eradicate it.