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January 15, 2015 / V A Nichols

New two year study of coyotes begins in Alabama

League of Humane Voters - Alabama

coyote2-400x400The states of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are working together to study coyotes.

The states are cooperating with researchers from the University of Georgia and Princeton University for what’s being called the largest study ever of the animals’ behavior in the Southeast.

Starting this month, professional trappers will begin trapping coyotes and placing GPS collars on them.

The animals will then be released and tracked in the three-state research area to determine where they go and how they live.

The work will continue for two years.

The study aims to understand the threat that coyotes pose to wildlife including white-tailed deer fawns as predators. Researchers will also study DNA samples from coyotes to determine their colonization routes in the Southeast.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/coyotes_in_alabama_georgia_and.html
By The Associated Press
on January 14, 2015 at 5:35 AM, updated January 14, 2015 at 8:15 AM

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