WASHINGTON – When you think of the D.C. area, you normally don’t think of coyotes living here. But think again.
Greg Weiler, project leader for the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex, says coyotes thrive in suburban and urban areas most times without being noticed.
“It’s highly likely that some are running around in the metropolitan area.”
He adds that the suburban and urban coyotes are mostly nocturnal feasting at local trash bins. But their counter-parts, who live in parks and wildlife refuges, such as the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, are seen during the daylight hours.
There have been coyotes living in Rock Creek Park.