Coyote mostly plays the role of trickster, although in some stories he is a fool and the butt of jokes and in a few is outright evil. His personality traits are usually greed, recklessness, impulsiveness and jealousy. Coyote is often the antagonist of his brother Wolf, who is wise and good natured but prone to giving in to Coyote's incessant demands. Coyote is also prominent in several creation myths, such as King's story. Coyote is also commonly a character in "just-so stories", in which he unsuccessfully tries to hunt prey or compete with other predators. In the process phenomena such as why rabbits have long ears are explained. In many North American Native mythologies, the coyote spirit stole fire from the gods (or stars or sun) and is more of a trickster than a culture hero. Coyote does play the role of a culture hero in some stories.
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A new genetic observation suggests that red eastern wolves are not true in the "species" of wolves. Scientist say that red wolves are a mix of gray wolves and coyotes. Researchers compared the genome of 23 wild canines in the USA to pure coyotes and Eurasian wolves. This led to them figuring out how much of the animals genetic material came from coyotes or wolves.Red wolves have about 75 percent coyote genes and just 25 percent wolf genes. The new data mean that both red and eastern wolves have mated with coyotes in the past. Gray wolves also have some genes of the coyote. And eastern wolves and red wolves are just as closely related to gray wolves as they are to other animals of their species. That suggests these wolf groups are more related
We need guns for safety of our families at home or on the street and to protect our personal property we have worked hard for. From my own experience, my neighbor pulled a loaded gun on a intruder and didn't even need to shoot for the intruder to obey. Nobody was harmed and nobody was killed; the intruder just left. Moreover, there are dangerous animals at least in California that I know of roaming wild even on residential streets. For example my Dad’s friend had a Mountain lion attack his pigs and he had to grab his shotgun to protect his livestock and when he went outside the Mountain lion charged at him and he had to shoot the Dangerous Mountain lion. Events similar to this are very common for Americans living in country and rural areas, that need to protect themselves and their livestock. Self defense is most respected and better for the community then being a victim. It is up to you for the safety of yourself and your loved ones.
I think tricksters are essential to any world belief system. Human beings work so hard at figuring out the rules of the physical and spiritual world! We create language, governance, religion, music, art … and they all come with rules and rituals, regulations, do’s and don’ts. The problem comes when we make our lives so safe, so predictable, that we lose our ability to innovate, to meet new challenges, to deal with the unexpected or tragic. A trickster like Coyote is the crazy, creative, inventive energy that gets us out of that rut and comes up with solutions that our rules won’t allow us to see.
Eliminate possible food supply: Not only are pests trying to avoid the cold, but they are also looking for a winter food supply. If they find their way in your home, whatever food you have will be their target. It important that you eliminate their possible food supply by keeping your food sealed and out of reach. If there is no food for them to eat, then there is no point in them staying.
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The Mexican wolf is the southernmost subspecies of gray wolf in North America, its natural habitat was that of the southwest United States and Mexico, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona as their home range in the US. Mexican wolves typically feed on deer and elk. (Rinkevich, Murphy, & Barrett, 2011). The gray wolves were a menace to rancher’s cattle and farmer’s livestock. Depredation of livestock led ranchers and state governments to declare war on the Mexican gray wolves through public and private bounties. The Mexican gray wolves were successfully removed from the wild. (Foreman, 2004) The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was vital for the protection of the Mexican gray wolf. (Larkin, Noss, & Maehr, 2001) In 1990, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service coordinated and developed a Mexican wolf reintroduction recovery plan to establish a wild population of no less than 100 Mexican Gray wolves in March
One point Honeycutt made was how did coyotes spread east of the Mississippi River? While there is no definite way to determine how the coyotes got there in the first place, we can infer that habitat destruction and human settlement has pushed the coyotes towards the east. Honeycutt doesn’t state this specifically, but he hints at it when he says “between 1900-1950 they spread into the great lake regions and on into northeastern states. Then during the late 1900’s and early 2000’s they spread from southern plains eastward to the southeastern region of the country (Honeycutt, 2016).” A second point
Coyotes - a canine native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the gray wolf, and slightly smaller than the closely related eastern wolf and red wolf.
Over 80 years ago, Mr. Murie, a biologist, witnessed “the joy a wild coyote took in being alive in the world (Flores 1)”, even though Mr. Murie intended to prove that the coyote is a dangerous predator this moment ended up changing his view. New York times author, Dan Flores, begins the article by setting up a pathos, making the reader feel that the coyote is more than just a predator. This paragraph also shows what he hopes to accomplish in the article, that readers will feel the same way that Mr. Murie did. From here he backs up this emotional claim with statistics from an animal welfare association. The author continues the essay by offering statistics from various sources, along with information from studies. The author has a well established ethos, not only because he is a The New York Times author, but more importantly he is the author of the book, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History; which gives him great credibility on the
Wild Tasmanian devils can only be found in the wild in Tasmania (Australia). Despite the decline in numbers since the early 1990s, populations of Tasmanian devils remain widespread in Tasmania from the coast to the mountains. They live in coastal heath, open dry sclerophyll forest, and mixed sclerophyll-rainforest. In the Tasmanian wild, they can be found sleeping under rocks, logs or burrows. The Tasmanian devil is also nocturnal. It sleeps during the day and is awake at night. During the night, they sometimes journey up to 10 miles (16 km) to hunt.
The common raccoon (P. lotor) has been said to be one of the most widespread urban mammalian carnivores. Characterised by its fox-like face, bushy striped tail, and unmistakable “mask” of dark patches around their eyes, the growing population of urban raccoons has become somewhat of an epidemic. These small creatures are known for their relatively high intellect, enabling them to access human resources. Raccoons are omnivores, and have been consistently observed to eat virtually anything. Additionally, even though raccoons are technically both primary consumers and secondary consumers, they are best described as being scavengers. Raccoons have very little social structure relatively; they are known as solitary animals, most likely stemming from their nocturnal behaviors. Quite often, they will be found traveling as either a family (until the young reach adolescence, at which time they leave), or an individual. They are notorious carriers of disease, can outcompete native species, and can be quite aggressive when confronted by humans. For these reasons and more, the urban raccoon is considered a pest, and in many areas there have been countless efforts to control their populations (Gehrt, S. D., et. al., 2010, Pg. 35-47). This paper will propose actions that would need to be taken in order to deter raccoons from pursuing human waste as a food source in the effort of controlling their population.
Also, Narveson states that "Humans have excellent reason to be fearful about each other" (193). She goes on to state that humans not only have the capacity to harm one another but are often "interested in doing so"(194). In the case of an animal