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This really is a heartfelt story! Meet Predator Defense, a national nonprofit advocacy organization funded primarily by member donations, their mission is to protect native predators. 

This is where the coyote cubs come in. Fice orphaned coyote pups who happened to all survive the summer without their parents is a truly heartwarming story. Predator defense visited the pups on multiple occasions to monitor their progress. This video includes footage of rare, haunting night-vision of these pups who move like ghostly spirits in the dark, 

In the description bio, Predator Defense discusses the importance of rescuing predators and coyotes, "Coyotes play a critical role in keeping a balance in the food chain.  They regulate smaller predator populations (e.g., mesopredators like foxes, opossums, and raccoons), which in turn allows mesopredators' smaller prey (e.g., bird species) to survive. Without this balance, many species are at risk. Currently, a war is being waged on coyotes and other vital native predators by "wildlife management" agencies.  Their approach threatens the balance of nature and harms innocent wildlife, pets, and humans in the process.


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'Coyote Vests' For Dogs Is The New Punk Rock Trend You'll Want To Adopt

Coyote protection gear for small pets is definitely fodder for your 'I wish my dog were metal' dreams. For more info, visit their website  

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A woman from Idaho shared this cute video of her unusual house pets, a coyote and goat, having fun playing with each other in the living room. 

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In Hilariuos Text Exchange, Wife Convinces Her Husband She “Adopted” A Pet Coyote



Kayla Eby decided to trick her husband into thinking she'd brought a coyote into their family by telling him it was their new dog. With the magic of Photoshop, she had him convinced that the creature was not only in their house, but right next to their toddler on the couch.

Check out those hilarious texts. We think that is what marriage all about.


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Science of The Day: Coyotes and Wolves Are Mating to Create The 'Coywolf'
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There a new species emerging right before scientist's eyes. And this doesn't happen very often.

Because of a lack of other wolves to mate with, scientists believe they are mating with coyotes and dogs to create an entirely new species: the coywolf.

The number of coywolf has grown into the millions in northeastern North America during the last century.

According to The Economist:

The mixing of genes that has created the coywolf has been more rapid, pervasive and transformational than many once thought. Javier Monzón, who worked until recently at Stony Brook University in New York state (he is now at Pepperdine University, in California) studied the genetic make-up of 437 of the animals, in ten north-eastern states plus Ontario. He worked out that, though coyote DNA dominates, a tenth of the average coywolf's genetic material is dog and a quarter is wolf.

The DNA from both wolves and dogs (the latter mostly large breeds, like Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherds), brings big advantages, says Dr Kays. At 25kg or more, many coywolves have twice the heft of purebred coyotes. With larger jaws, more muscle and faster legs, individual coywolves can take down small deer. A pack of them can even kill a moose.

Basically the combination of wolf, coyote and dog DNA has created super fast killing machines.

Hold your children close, America.

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