Dan Flores in Coyote America: A Natural & Supernatural History has given us an “illuminating biography of an extraordinary animal.” The coyote has been depicted both in cartoons and as a deity in Native American mythology. Until we began ranching and herding on the plains, they lived alongside humans. After complaints by ranchers, the US. government started eradicating wolves, and when coyotes replaced them, they became the next target. Extremely adaptable, they’ve expanded their range from the Southwest to Alaska and Maine, including Central Park in NYC. I’m an admirer of coyotes, and this book gives me a better understanding of why. They live out at my farm, I’ve run with them in Memphis Tennessee, and so far I’m okay. I’m not foolish, but I admire their adaptability and their grace. A helpful book for understanding the ongoing conflict in the US about their survival. I hope you come out on the side of co-existence. Recommended by Julie
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