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  • Coyote Coexistence Plan 1Goals ................................................................................................................................................. 1Background ....................................................................................................................................... 1

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    The Coyote (Canis latrans) 3 .......................................................................................................... 3

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    Coexistence Strategy 7 ........................................................................................................ 7

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    Hazing and Behavior Change 10Goals of Hazing ................................................................................................................................ 9

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    Appendices 11 .................................................. 11

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    ............................................................................................................... 17Goals of Hazing ....................................................................................................................... 17

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    .................................................................................................................. 18 Basic Hazing ............................................................................................................................. 18

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    table of contents

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    Goals

    Coyote Coexistence Plan

    Background

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    Coyotes have much to teach us about peaceful coexistence and this is largely about altering human behavior and better understanding coyote behavior.~ Dr. Marc Bekoff

    Project Coyote Science Advisory Board

    Limits of this Coexistence Plan

    Wildlife Management Issues

    trapping and relocating coyotes is ecologically unsound

    Non-lethal deterrents are preferred; they are more effective.

  • What do coyotes look like?The Coyote (Canis latrans)

    Where are coyotes found?

    Coyote Coexistence Plan | 3

    Reprinted with permission from All Animals magazine/HSUS

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    What are signs of coyote activity?

    Coyote Prints in the snow, Lafayette Colorado

    Coyote Scat: Coyote feces rope like in appearance, often fur, small bones and fur or feathers seen.

    Coyotes more oval and compact, often seen in straight lines.

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    Removal of existing family groups opens up space for transients, and coyote numbers can be replaced rapidly when territories are no longer defended.

    What is the ecological role of the coyote?

    How do we perceive coyotes?

    Where and how do coyotes live?

    When control actions reduce or eliminate individuals in the population, the survival rate of pups goes up

  • How do human activities affect coyote behavior?

    1. Increased access to food.

    2. Increased access to water.

    3. Increased potential shelter.

    4. Increased exposure to pets.

    5. New opportunities.

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    Have coyote numbers increased in the Town of Superior?

    Reprinted with permission from All Animals magazine/HSUS

  • The predominant responses of coyote populations to lethal control efforts are to increase: 1. The number of pups produced

    results in higher predation rates on domestic livestock and wild ungulates [hoofed mammals].

    ~ Dr. Robert (Bob) L. Crabtree President and Founder Yellowstone Ecological Research Center Project Coyote Science Advisory Board

    Public Education and Outreach

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    Far from always being an undesirable menace to the status quo, robust coyote populations may offer wildlife managers a novel

    example, by reducing numbers of some mesocarnivores, the presence of a few coyotes may allow for dramatic increases in waterfowl, songbird and game bird populations. (Sovada et al.1995, Rogers and Caro 1998)

    ~ Matthew E. Gompper,Top Carnivores in the Suburbs? Ecological and Conservations Issues Raised by Colonization of North-North-Eastern America by Coyotes, BioScience Vol. 52 no. 2 (Feb, 2002).

    Coexistence Strategy

  • The loyalty of coyotes to their mates may be a key to their success in urban areas ... . Not only does a female coyote have the natural ability to produce large litters of young during times of abundance, such when living in food-rich cities, she also has a faithful partner to help raise them all.

    ~ Cecilia Hennessy, Jean Dubach and Stanley D. Gehrt, Long-term pair bonding and genetic evidence for monogamy among urban coyotes (Canis latrans), 2012.

    Areas of concern

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  • Goals of the Hazing Program

    Hazing Process

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    Attack Response Plan

    Coyote Law in Colorado

    It Is Illegal to dIsChaRge a WeaPoN IN the toWN of suPeRIoR.

    seC. 10-9-30. PRohIbIted use.

    Hazing and Behavioral Change

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    dont haze if:

    Overview of Hazing

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    Coyote Hazing Field Guide: What-When-How

    For more information about coyotes:

    Visit us ProjectCoyote.orgContact usP.O. Box 5007Larkspur, CA 94977info@ProjectCoyote.org

    Join usfacebook.com/projectcoyote youtube.com/projectcoyote

    Coyote Hazingfield guide

    Coyotes are naturally timid animals. Hazing is an

    -Dr. Paul Paquet, Scientific Advisory Board, Project Coyote

    Knowledge conquers fear. Learning to haze empowers people and saves coyote lives.-John Maguranis, Belmont, Massachusettes Animal Control Officer & Project Coyote MA Representative

    Coyotes are keenly intelligent, adaptable and resource-ful animals deserving of respect and appreciation. -Camilla H. Fox, Executive Director, Project Coyote

    Additional resourcesSuperiorcolorado.govCPW wildlife.state.co.us

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    APPENDIX A

    active coexistence:

    attack:

    attractants:

    attended animal loss or injury:

    domestic animal loss or injury:

    encounter:

    feeding:

    hazing:

    Appendices

  • Incident:

    levels of animal contact:

    observation:

    sighting:

    unsecured trash:

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    Coyote action Response

    APPENDIX B

  • Print the following pages for distribution:

    APPENDIX C

    GENERAL OBSERVATION SECTION

    date of observation: tIMe of observation: duRatIoN of observation:

    loCatIoN of observation

    dIstINguIshINg featuRes

    dIstaNCe betWeeN

    Which of the following INPuts or PoteNtIal dIstuRbaNCes are present at the time of the observation?

    Check all applicable aCtIVItY Codes:running

    aCCoMPaNYINg NaRRatIVe:

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  • INPUT OR INTERACTION RESPONSE CODING SECTION

    0

    1

    ACCOMPANYING INPUT RESPONSE NARRATIVE:

    ADDITIONAL VISUAL COMMUNICATION CODING SECTION

    head position:

    Mouth position:

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