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Their distinctive howl is ubiquitous in old western movies, but the coyotes that once roamed the prairies are no longer limited to the west. Coyotes, members of the dog family, are now found throughout North America, including our area.
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Naturalists with Fairfax County believe that a pair of coyotes are successfully breeding after a pup was spotted on a wildlife camera last week near Chantilly. They say the coyote population is an indicator of the health of local forests and can also keep the deer population in check.
The National Park Service is setting the record straight about coyote-wolf hybrids after an outdoors publication says the breed is invading D.C.'s Rock Creek Park.
There are more and more stories of coyote sightings in the Washington area. But it's not just coyotes; it's bears, raccoons and other wildlife as well.
Regent University is warning the school community to be alert after coyotes were spotted near the campus.
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