Source: University of Wisconsin-MadisonJanuary 6, 2016 By Kelly April Tyrrell
A still-groggy adult coyote stirs in the brush after being caught, sedated and tested at Curtis Prairie at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum as part of a research effort to study the behavior of growing fox and coyote populations in the city of Madison. PHOTO: JEFF MILLER
When a young male coyote on Madison’s west side began acting oddly last month, the Urban Canid Project took to Facebook.
“We have had several reports of a collared coyote displaying some unusual behavior in the last few weeks,” the University of Wisconsin–Madison research team posted on its social media page. “His unusual behavior includes a marked increase in daytime activity, and a reduced fear of cars/human activity.”
The response was rapid. In a matter of days, the post — which included tips for helping re-instill the coyote’s fear — reached 8,000…
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