Predators

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If you only read one book on predators, I would recommend Urban Carnivores: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation.  

Topics covered include:

  • stray and feral cats and dogs
  • potential predators of lost pets such as coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and mountain lions, but unfortunately not fishers.
  • potential nuisance wildlife when using feeding stations or trapping such as raccoons and skunks.
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Urban Carnivores: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation
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  • Hardcover Book
  • English (Publication Language)

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Coyote Research

Eastern Coyote Research: researcher Jonathan Way has made studying the eastern coyote or coywolf his life's work.

Project Coyote: has lots of information on understanding and coexisting with coyotes.

The Urban Coyote Research Project: research on coyotes in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Also don't forget all the coyote articles on the Lost Pet Research Blog.

Books on Coyotes

Cartaino, Carol.  2010.  Myths & Truths About Coyotes.  This is a very comprehensive yet easy-to-read book including almost everything you ever wanted to know about coyotes.  Personally, I think the author is overly grim in her assessment of coyote risk to cats, but in general it is a rather unbiased account of coyote behavior.

Myths & Truths About Coyotes: What You Need to Know About America's Most...
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  • Cartaino, Carol (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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Clark, Timothy W., A. Peyton Curlee, Steven C. Minta, and Peter Kareiva, editors.  1999.  Carnivores in Ecosystems: The Yellowstone Experience.  This book includes a really good chapter on coyote behavior in Yellowstone.  The Yellowstone coyotes are possibly the most easily observed coyotes in the US, so this provides some of the best research on their social behavior.

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Carnivores in Ecosystems: The Yellowstone Experience
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  • English (Publication Language)
  • 446 Pages - 11/10/1999 (Publication Date) - Yale University Press (Publisher)

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Way, Johnathan.  2007.  Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Urban Massachusetts.  Written by coyote researcher, Jonathan Way, about his research on Massachusetts coyotes/coywolves.  You can get a e-book version from the Eastern Coyote Research store.

Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Urban Massachusetts
  • Way, Jonathan G (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 334 Pages - 06/01/2014 (Publication Date) - Eastern Coyote Research (Publisher)

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Trout Jr., John.  2001.  Solving Coyote Problems: How to Coexist with North America's Most Persistent Predator.  This book appears well researched and contains some good information on both lethal and non-lethal methods of managing problem coyotes.  My only criticism is the lack of actual references so you can't check the sources of his information.

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The following are some other good research-based books on coyotes, but they are somewhat out-of-date.  The Eastern Coyote was last published in 1995, and Bekoff's work on coyotes was first published in 1978.

Parker, Gerry.  1995.  Eastern Coyote: The Story of Its Success.  

Eastern Coyote: The Story of Its Success
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  • Parker, Gerry (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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Bekoff, Mark.  2001.  Coyotes: Biology, Behavior and Management.  

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Coyotes: Biology, Behavior and Management
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  • English (Publication Language)
  • 384 Pages - 12/15/2001 (Publication Date) - Blackburn Press (Publisher)

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Bobcats Research

Books on Bobcats

Hansen, Kevin.  2006.  Bobcat: Master of Survival.  This is a fairly comprehensive, research-based book on bobcat biology and behavior.

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Bobcat: Master of Survival
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  • Hansen, Kevin (Author)
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Fisher Research

I haven't yet found any good research websites on fishers.  However, these popular websites provide a decent overview of its biology and behavior.

Fisher Cat Screech

Also don't forget my article: Fisher Cat Screech - Real or Urban Legend?

Books on Fishers

Buskirk, Steven W., Alton S. Harestad, Martin G. Raphael, and Roger A. Powell, editors.  1994.  Martens, Sables, and Fishers: Biology and Conservation.

Martens, Sables, and Fishers: Biology and Conservation
  • Hardcover Book
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 484 Pages - 01/01/1994 (Publication Date) - Comstock Pub Assoc (Publisher)

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Powell, Roger A.  1993.  The Fisher: Life History, Ecology, and Behavior. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.  (If you only read one book, I would suggest this one.)

Fisher: Life History, Ecology, and Behavior
  • Powell, Roger (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 11/03/1993 (Publication Date) - Univ Of Minnesota Press (Publisher)

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