March 2018

When science met the coyote

sketch of coyote with paw caught in steel trap

How and why did this coyote end up in this cruel trap?

The coyote was long known to Nebraska’s Native peoples. They understood its intelligence. It’s no accident that Coyote often appears as a trickster figure in their stories. But the species was barely known to science until an 1819-20 expedition studied it in Nebraska.

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