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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Orlando, Florida coyotes

Eastern coyote
(Orlando, FL 2/12)
Photo: Jack Van Niel
Mom and Dad spend the winter in Florida and Dad brought a Cuddeback Capture with him this year. After a week of nothing, he captured a few nice coyote images. Coyotes are relative newcomers to Florida, with some sources citing an arrival date of the 1970s to 1980s. They have now essentially stretched across the entire state. I wasn't able to find any information that definitively said that these Florida 'yotes are smaller than their NY relatives, but I would expect that to be the case. Compare this photo of a Florida coyote to the Upstate New York coyote photo posted below. Some of the difference in wiehgt may be apparent -- those Florida canines have a thinner coat. But some of it sure seems to be meat.


Eastern coyote
(Seneca Falls, NY 2/12)
Eastern coyote
(Orlando, FL 2/12)
Photo: Jack Van Niel

3 comments:

  1. If one wanted to try to get some coyote pictures, what kind of habbitat would be ideal to set up a trail camera?

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  2. I have good luck in my hedgerow or in scrubby areas. But it would be hard not to be in good habitat really... we just had a student camera trap a coyote right behind the dorms. I can go many weeks with no coyote photos, so be patient! You can also try some scent or bait. Good luck Marshall!

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  3. wow, these photos are remarkable. Amazing to see this beautiful coyotes just wander around like that...


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