Coyotes are NOT More Dangerous During Breeding Season

Coyote Mating Season Infographic

For a more in depth discussion, see "Do Coyote Attacks Increase During Mating Season."

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Literature Researched

Frauenthal, VM, P Bergman, and RJ Murtaugh.  2017.  Retrospective evaluation of coyote attacks in dogs: 154 cases (1997-2012).  Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 27(3): 333-341.


Gehrt, S and SPD Riley. 2010. “Coyotes (Canis Latrans)” in Urban Carnivores: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation. Gehrt, Stanley, D., Seth P.D. Riley, and Brian L. Cypher, editors. The John Hopkins University Press.


Grubbs, S and PR Krausman.  2009.  Observations of Coyote-Cat Interactions.  Journal of Wildlife Management 73(5): 683-685.  See full notes here.


Lukasik, VM and SM Alexander.  2011.  Human-Coyote Interactions in Calgary, Alberta.  Human Dimensions in Wildlife 16: 114-127.


Poessel, SA, SW Breck, TL Teel, S Shwiff, KR Crooks, and L Angeloni.  2013.  Patterns of Human-Coyote Conflicts in the Denver Metropolitan Area.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77(2): 297-305.


White, LA and SD Gehrt.  2009.  Coyote Attacks on Humans in the United States and Canada.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife 14: 419-432.

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