“Crittercam” Gives Unique View of Chicago’s Urban Coyotes

Check out this great article from National Geographic that goes into detail about how coyotes have managed to adapt so well to life in the city. They managed to get some “coyote’s views” by using a Crittercam (a camera attached to a coyote) that are fascinating.

There are an estimated 2,000 coyotes living in the Chicagoland area, yet they often prove elusive to spot. In part this is no doubt due to the fact that urban coyotes have mostly adopted a nocturnal lifestyle, generally only roaming the streets at night.

Much of what we now know about the behavior of coyotes in the city can be attributed to the work of Stan Gehrt, a wildlife ecologist at Ohio State University in Columbus. He has been studying coyotes for 15 years now and just finished the first part of his research.