Today’s wildlife photo is of a wild coyote, taken in Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, February 2013.
The Arsenal used to be filled with Coyote, however, with disease and loss of habitat, their numbers have dramatically declined over the past 10 years.
Coyote aren’t exactly admired in society and are considered more of a pest than anything else. Thus, they get the short end of the stick when it comes to maintaining healthy populations. Not really an endangered species, coyote are subject to the whims of humans and their presence and proximity to man is not really considered a benefit, thus they tend to be disposable animals.