Coyotes filling wolves' niche in southeastern US March 26, 2015 North Carolina

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Coyotes filling wolves' niche in southeastern US March 26, 2015 North Carolina, 
... Coyotes are native to western North America but moved to North Carolina only in the last few decades... Most impressive was the apparent top-down influence coyotes had on deer populations at Fort Bragg. A recent paper in PLoS ONE showed that coyotes killed one out of every two deer fawns born. "Only 14 percent of fawns survived for the first 16 weeks of life," ...

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