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Once confined to just the plains, this solitary canine is now found throughout the United States. They have learned to live with man by being active when man is not — when it's dark. Because the coyote's diet consists mostly of small animals and rodents, they could help your garden more than hurt it. Their presence may be more of a concern to pet and livestock owners, but they can do their share of damage in the garden as well. Coyotes bear young in spring. At that time, they are particularly active and aggressive while looking for food and protecting their young. They aren't picky eaters. In addition to small animals, they eat fruits, such as pears, and vegetables, such as melons. Look for tooth marks and dog-like tracks to determine if a coyote has been visiting your garden.
Last updated: 10/24/15
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