Feb 262013
 

A pair of Coyotes observed roaming a vacant lot in a Garland business park. I have photographed Coyotes in this spot before, but it has been several years ago. These two likely represent a whole new generation.

Coyote - Garland Business Park

Coyote - Garland Business Park

Coyote - Garland Business Park

Wikipedia describes Coyotes in this way:

Currently, 19 subspecies are recognized, with 16 in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and three in Central America. Unlike the related gray wolf, which is Eurasian in origin, evolutionary theory suggests the coyote evolved in North America during the Pleistocene epoch 1.8 million years ago (mya), alongside the dire wolf. Although not closely related, the coyote evolved separately to fill roughly the same ecological niche in the Americas that is filled in Eurasia and Africa by the similarly sized jackals. Unlike the wolf, the coyote’s range has expanded in the wake of human civilization, and coyotes readily reproduce in metropolitan areas

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