Study shows coyotes are not your average canine

WILD THING—A coyote crosses Chesebro Road March 14 in Agoura Hills. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn NewspapersThe final result of a multi-year National Park Service and Cal State Northridge research project on coyote diets shows that the urban canines eat differently than their suburban counterparts.
The new study used several techniques including scat analysis. It found that pet cats and human food resources, including garbage and ornamental fruits, accounted for between 60% and 75% of urban coyote diet.

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