Much like the mountain lion population we wrote about last week; scientists are discovering that a much larger population of coyotes lives in Los Angeles than previously expected. An ongoing study, roughly a year old, is tracking the behavior and diets of these scavengers. What have we learned in a year, coyotes are not bothered by humans. To the surprise of scientists overseeing the study, more than half of the coyotes' time was spent in heavily populated areas. The initial thought was that they entered the city to scavenge food and leave, but a good deal have set up homes here.
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