Domesticated dogs and cats are not common prey items for coyotes. Coyotes are essentially omnivores who will eat just about anything, so there is usually an easier meal available than Fluffy or Fido. Nevertheless, pets can be at risk of predation by coyotes in certain instances (e.g., wandering too close to an active den site) […]
About Chris Mowry
I am an Associate Professor of Biology at Berry College. I have lived in metro Atlanta since 1982 and received my Ph.D. in biology from Emory University. As an animal ecologist, I study both coyotes and African primates. My work with coyotes began in 2002. I teach undergraduate courses in zoology, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology.
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Entries by Chris Mowry
“Coyotes – From the Wilderness to Main Street” is the title of a Sept. 12 lecture and discussion led by Dr. Chris Mowry, Associate Professor of Biology at Berry College. The talk will be at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Center of Barnwell Road in Johns Creek. Read more…. http://northfulton.com/stories/Urban-coyotes-separating-myth-from-fact,79201
A gray wolf pack has established itself in Northern California, state wildlife officials confirmed on Thursday, the first family of wolves known in the state in nearly 100 years. Read more … http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-ln-california-wolf-pack-08132015-story.html
Golden jackals of Africa and Eurasia are actually two distantly related species—and one is a new species of wolf, a new study shows. Read more here.
Cats and birds are animals fiercely protected by animal lovers, while coyotes have had a more troubled history with people. But a new study shows that coyotes may be playing an important role in keeping cats and birds apart. Read more here:
Where does the wild end and the city begin? A great article that was recently published in Conservation Magazine by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/12/close-quarters/ It sounds like an urban myth, but it isn’t. One day a lost coyote wandered into downtown Seattle. It was promptly discovered by a group of crows, who hate coyotes for […]