Today's Coyotes Are Super-Coyotes

“We need to stop looking at these animals as static entities. They’re evolving.”
Roland Kays, a mammalogist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, reminds us that the coyotes that have been exploding in population across the Northeastern United States of late, spreading as deeply into urban areas as Central Park, are not your great-great-grandmother’s coyotes. These are a coyote-wolf hybrid, 50 percent larger than the coyotes of yore, highly adaptable and well able to hunt and take down animals as large as deer. They’re getting bigger and faster and stronger and smarter. And they are coming for you. Joni Mitchell never lies.