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animal: coyote

Why this animal?
The reason why i like this animal is because i have grown up hunting this animal with my family so i would like to learn more about them. I like this animal because it is fast, dog like, and samrt. I would like to know why they pick to hunt the animals such as the rabbit, deer, fish, frogs and other rodants. I think it is really cool that they hunt for way bigger animals then them. I think it is bad because they dint get treated like regular dogs.

Food Web:

The animal im trying my hardest to find on this trip to Iowa is the Coyote. What is the reason for this. It is because we need to find what biom it can live in. It lives in the deciduous forest because they can live in many conditions. The conditions could be really cold to really hot. To blizzord to floods.That are the main major conditions their are some ups and downs to the conditions because for the really hot the animals they normaly feed on like rabbit and deer they will be in the woods for the shade and the coyote can pray on those animals. If it is cold it would be really good for the coyote to feed on the deer because the deer rome in the open with many deer at a time to keep warm so that would make it easy to get one traped and killed. The deciduous forest gets anout 60 inches of rain a year so the flooding would be common to happen so that would make the animals that the coyote prays on will not be able to go sertin plases so it would make it easyer to the coyote to get them.Coyote dens usually consist of a borrow in the soil but may be located at the base of a hollow tree or in a hole between rocks so it would be really easy to find the shelter they need. Coyote will eat wild fruits and nuts. Coyote can live in the parie and rom the woods.

Observation Journal:

Day 1-Today im going to the great Iowa. To interact with the coyote and the ways they adapt to the wild. It is really hilly, and has alot of grass. It is windy and cold also so if they have their winter coat on it will be warm for them.

Day 2- The first day on the spot, and it is snowing preaty good out and we just got off the air plane. We are getting all our equipment ready for this afternoon to go to studdy the coyote and the way they adapt and feed..... Hear we go at the edge of the corn field and we are going to set up on the edge of the woods and make camp untill the night. because they are nockturnal feederds and they will get confertable to us if we are hear all day...So it is 9:30 p.m and we have or first coyote of the night and it is really nervous around us and is always looking out way. It is feeding on an old deer carcass that we put in the middle of the field. They tend to go and drag the deer around into diffrent places... It is now 10:15 p.m and their is a pack of 6 coyotes and that first and alone coyote was rare and it it not rare to travle in pack more than 4 because they can kill more things. So they took the carcass away so we couldnt spot the coyotes any more so that means that the night is over because their is no more baite for the coyote. tonight was a good night for it because their was a full moon out and a fresh coat of snow on the ground so you could see if the coyote tracks were fresh.

willed life monotoring technique:

Using the research
The limiting factors to the animal would be over hunting inIowa. The reason that is, is because they are known as a varmint and all the farmers that own live stock kill the animals because they are a threat to their animals. So the hunting season for these animals are all year around. The reason for that is because there is to many of them and the farmers keep telling the DNR about their problems and they keep the season open all year so they can thin them out.
Another limiting factor would be lack of shelter because they like to sleep in laid over logs in the timbers and the y are logging most of the timbers and that is taking and chopping down trees and it is taking away their shelter and food that lives in the trees.