The Coyote is a highly versatile species, whose range has expanded amidst human environmental modification. This expansion is ongoing, and it may one day reach South America

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The Coyote is a highly versatile species, whose range has expanded amidst human environmental modification. This expansion is ongoing, and it may one day reach South America

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Coyotes generally prefer to avoid contact with humans, but as their habitat shrinks and they become more accustomed to people, they can sometimes become unwelcome visitors to the garden. Read on to learn more about coyote control and what to do about coyotes in the garden. Are Coyotes Dangerous? Although the wily canines may occasionally dine on juicy vegetables or fruits (especially melons), they depend primarily on rats and other rodents and are extremely effective at keeping destructive, disease-causing vermin under control. Because they are such important members of the ecosystem, coyotes should be appreciated more than feared. However, it’s sometimes necessary to devise ways of controlling coyotes that venture too near the home and garden. Coyotes tend to be shy creatures, but like most wild animals, they can be dangerous and shouldn’t be approached. Coyotes are especially aggressive and active

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