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Re: Fwd: coyotes

This appeared on the Trivia site today:

                        RANDOM TIDBITS

Coyotes are also known as the prairie wolf.
The Navajo believe coyote to be the  catalyst to leave the
real world and  enter the spirit world.
It can reach speeds of up to 38.4 miles per hour.

                       State of Coyotes
The coyote, also native to South Dakota, is the state
animal. Another nickname for  South Dakota is the Coyote
           Why are coyotes spreading across America?
By killing off the coyotebs number one natural competitor:
the wolf. Wolves eat many of the same small animals that
coyotes do. And like many other predators, wolves know
how to kill competitorsbin this case, coyotes. With the
wolf practically gone in many areas, the coyote has moved
                    Follow the Tracks
Distinguish between coyotes and dogs is the pattern of
their tracks left in snow or soft mud.. A coyote needs
to conserve energy as it never knows where its next meal
is coming from and so when it runs, it will place the back
foot in the print made by the front foot, creating a single
line of prints which tend to be straight and usually cross
open areas. Dogs tend to run with feet side by side, making
two parallel sets of tracks which tend to meander in any

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