Florida Coyotes Go To Town, Due To Drought And Economy

From a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission press release:

_Drought conditions and the economy also play a role in the increased number of coyotes seen in urban areas.

_”The coyote’s local watering hole may have dried up, so it has to move to find water elsewhere, often in retention and golf course ponds,” Strepina said. “The increase in abandoned homes in foreclosure, with overgrown vegetation, attracts coyotes, providing good hiding places close to food and water.”