I learned some new coyote facts last night at a lecture by Dr. Robert Long, Senior Scientist at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.
1. If a coyote is getting too close, you can scare it away by making loud noises or surprising it.
2. It is actually not common for coyotes to eat cats or small dogs.
3. Coyotes mate for life and both parents take care of their pups.
Photo by Dottie TIson
Amanda is a passionate wildlife rescuer and travels the world volunteering to help animals. She is the author of Looking Twice: Beautiful/Ugly, a book of themed poems and photographs, and “The Diplomat’s Daughter,” a story anthologized in Secret Histories: Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation. Her short story,“The Remover of Obstacles,” won the 2013 Traveller’s Tales Gold Solas Award for best love story. This is Amanda’s first book for middle readers. She has four children of her own and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their dog Luigi, and a pond fish.