Wow this talk about coyotes and livestock, coming out of Wyoming just doesn’t stop. “Battling the wily coyote.” By Jeff Gearino. Southwest Wyoming Bureau Casper Star Tribune.
The article is written from the viewpoint of “predator management supervisor” Rod Merrell.
In the article Merrell keeps saying the coyotes are incredibly smart. That’s because we have spent 120 years making them that way with high human mortality driving natural selection for the smartest coyotes at avoiding getting killed by humans.
Whitney Royster has an another article today too. Coyote control success demands precision. Casper Star Tribune.
How important are sheep in Wyoming compared to the money generated by the energy industry there? Ten times less? A hundred times less? Maybe a thousand?
Update . . . more. Lethal predator control [the many ways to kill these “bad animals”]. Casper Star Tribune.