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Coyote Population Rising in North Carolina

Populating just the western part of North Carolina only ten years ago, coyotes are now said to be in all one hundred counties, according to an article by Michael Charbonneau for the Capitol Broadcasting Company.

Nor have coyote sightings there been confined to rural areas. This year, seventeen separate sightings occurred near homes in North Raleigh, downtown in the state’s capital of Raleigh, and at Raleigh-Durham airport where two were killed in October by planes on the runway.

One farmer who expects to lose at least five calves to coyotes each year recently lost twenty in one week. Coyotes are not protected in North Carolina and may be trapped or shot depending on where they live.

Posted November 21, 2013

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