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Coyotes are NOT More Dangerous During Breeding Season

For a more in depth discussion, see “Do Coyote Attacks Increase During Mating Season.”Please help spread the truth that coyotes are not more dangerous during breeding season Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Share to Facebook or Twitter.  You even have my permission to save and download a copy of the infographic.  Just please link back to this …

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Using a Search Dog to Track a Lost Outdoor-Access Cat

Many people with a lost pet think that a search dog is the best method for finding their pet.  However, most people tend to have unrealistic expectations and a lack of understanding of how a search dog works.  I previously wrote an article on considerations for Using a Search Dog, and in this series of articles, I …

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Regional Risk of Coyote Attacks on Pets

I have written several articles on coyotes killing cats and one on coyotes attacking dogs. Observations of Coyote Predation on Cats More Observations of Coyote-Cat Interactions: What Can We Learn? Coyotes Don’t Eat Cats Very Often Understanding Coyote Behavior in Urban/Suburban Areas and Assessing Risks to Cats Trends in Coyote Attacks on Dogs Most of …

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Understanding Coyote Behavior in Urban/Suburban Areas and Assessing Risk to Cats

So many of the people who contacted me this summer were convinced that their lost cat had been killed by coyotes.  This is a pervasive belief that unfortunately causes many people to lose hope and stop searching for their lost cat after a short period of time.  Unless you are able to find his/her remains, …

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Coyotes Don’t Eat Cats Very Often

Most studies of urban/suburban coyotes have found that coyotes in these areas relied predominantly on natural food sources rather than human generated food such as trash, domestic animals, pet food, and domestic fruit (Gerht and Riley 2010; Morey et al. 2007).  The most common food items were leporids (rabbits) and rodents and occasionally deer or …

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More Observations on Coyote-Cat Interactions: What Can We Learn?

This post relates to the earlier post “Observations of Coyote Predation on Cats.”  Although it may sound like I’m criticizing Grubbs and Krausman’s (2009) study, I’m not saying that we should disregard the results entirely.  As I said earlier, this is a fascinating research study and the only published study on observations of coyote-cat interactions.  …

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Observations of Coyote Predation on Cats

In 2009 Grubbs and Krausman published a study on “Observations of Coyote-Cat Interactions,” which was then dubbed “Coyotes Eat Cats!” by the media.  This is a very interesting study since it is the only published research on direct observations of coyote-cat interactions.  However, I’m skeptical that this high level of coyote predation on cats is …

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