Wolf and Coyote Attacks


A hunter received minor injuries when a wolf attacked him near his campsite on the Kuskokwim River in Alaska. The hunter's brother killed the wolf; its carcass tested positive for rabies. The hunter will be fine.


Meanwhile, coyotes bit a couple of folks in Los Angeles. These seem to be very minor incidents. Coyotes have occasionally tried to snatch children in Southern California, even killing a girl in one case, but they are generally more dangerous to pets than people.

2 comments:

  1. http://wildindiana.com/wps/2009/10/deadly-coyote-attack/

    thought this article relevant...from other sources it seems the eastern coyote has interbred with wolves and is becoming more aggressive.

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  2. Thanks much for the link. You may be interested in this later blog post of mine:
    http://deadlykingdom.blogspot.com/2009/10/fatal-coyote-attack.html#comments
    Be sure to check out the comments on it, too. As you'll see, our own behavior toward the coyotes can have surprising effects on their behavior.

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