coyotes http://nhpr.org en The Truth About Coy-Dogs http://nhpr.org/post/truth-about-coy-dogs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's the height of eastern coyote courtship, and </span><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/howl-wild" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a pair can really yip it up</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coyote sightings, as well as the sounds of coyotes often sparks talk of <a href="http://www.coyoterescue.org/wild-coyotes/coyote-hybrids/" target="_blank">coy-dogs</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is there such a thing?</span></p><p>Yes. And no.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yes, domestic dog and coyote hybrids are biologically possible and have occurred;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">but no genetic sampling of coyotes has found evidence of domestic dog.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coy-dogs don't survive, and here's why.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 42706 at http://nhpr.org The Truth About Coy-Dogs Howl of the Wild http://nhpr.org/post/howl-wild <p>During the late summer and fall, coyotes really "yip it up."&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite what you can learn on Youtube, their yips and howls are family communications that have nothing to do with bloodthirsty predators circling for the kill.&nbsp;</span><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 30175 at http://nhpr.org Howl of the Wild The Dogs of March http://nhpr.org/post/dogs-march <p>In March, coyotes stalk, chase and kill winter-weakened deer in the equivalent of "Lions &amp; Gazelles." Hungry coyotes now take prey larger than their usual fare of small rodents.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 2121 at http://nhpr.org The Dogs of March