All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Coyotes</strong> (<em>Canis latrans</em>) are making themselves at home in east Tenneessee. Although they are primarily carnivores, they are opportunists that will eat livestock and pets, birds, snakes, crayfish, birds, frogs, small mammals, in...
Coyotes (Canis latrans) are making themselves at home in east Tenneessee. Although they are primarily carnivores, they are opportunists that will eat livestock and pets, birds, snakes, crayfish, birds, frogs, small mammals, insects, fruit and berries, garbage, and carrion. It is not uncommon to hear coyotes howling, especially in the evening. I was at Frozen Head State Park one time when the noon test siren at the Morgan County Correctional Facility went off. I heard a pack of coyotes howling in the distance. Coyotes are quite wary of humans, so they are not often seen.

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