Evelyn Roth made and designed the coyote inflatable and all the wearable art costumes. Ray Fuse dances as the coyote also he edited this video. The music is by In Fuse group featuring Stephen Withers electronica composition and keyboard performance.
The coyote appears often in the tales and traditions of Native Americans—usually as a very savvy and clever beast.
They communicate with a distinctive call, which at night often develops into a raucous canine chorus.
Modern coyotes have displayed their cleverness by adapting to the changing American landscape.
These members of the dog family once lived primarily in open prairies and deserts, but now roam the continent's forests and mountains.
They have even colonized cities like Los Angeles, and are now found over most of North America.
Coyote populations are likely at an all-time high.Coyotes have been expanding their range over the past 100 hundred years.
Although coyotes have been in B.C. for many years they are relatively new to places such as Vancouver.
Coyotes prefer grasslands and living at the edges of forests.
The more forest land that is cleared for development, the more habitat space for coyotes.
These adaptable animals will eat almost anything. many ranchers and farmers regard them as destructive pests.
Trapping is inhumane and ineffective. Even if you use a live trap, relocating coyotes to another place is usually a death-sentence.
The removed coyote is in danger in the new area because it is likely the home range or territory of another coyote.
In fact, a large percentage of wildlife that is removed from the city generally does not survive
and just move the problem to someone else's backyard.
Coyotes are clever enough to avoid most traps and even if they were removed, they may be replaced by other coyotes.
Since a coyote has an established territory, removing one might create a habitat for two new coyotes.
Poisoning programs to reduce coyote numbers is also inhumane and could also kill other wild animals or pets.
The key is that a balance will be reached within the environment based on available food supply.
The better we are keeping the food supply restricted – cleaning up garbage, protecting farm animals and
keeping pets under supervision – the fewer coyotes there will be over time.
Learning to live with the coyote through tolerance and prevention seems to be the best answer.
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