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Author: Jonathan G. Way,Marc Bekoff
ISBN13: 978-1598583670
Title: Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Urban Massachusetts
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Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (May 7, 2007)
Pages: 334

Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Urban Massachusetts by Jonathan G. Way,Marc Bekoff



by Jonathan G. Way (Author), Marc Bekoff (Foreword). Of course it deals specifically with radio-tracking coyotes in Eastern Massachusetts, but no doubt there are behaviours discovered in this study that are relatable to coyotes in urban areas elsewhere.

The reader will discover that it is perfectly appropriate to have wildlife in developed areas and that people, not wild animals, are the ones that typically have a hard time adjusting to their new neighbors.

thorough and eye opening book Suburban Howls. Short Description for Suburban Howls This book is about the experiences and findings of a biologist studying coyote ecology and behavior in urbanized eastern

Way, Jonathan G. and Marc Bekoff. Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Urban Massachusetts. Dog Ear Publishing, LLC. Way, Jonathan . Issac M. Ortega, and Eric G. Strauss. Movement and Activity Patterns of Eastern Coyotes in a Coastal, Suburban Environment. Northeastern Naturalist 11(3): 237-254. et al. 2002. Eastern Coyote Home Range, Territoriality, and Sociality on Urbanized Cape Cod. Northeast Wildlife 57: 1-18. Peter J. Auger, Issac M.

This book is about the experiences and findings of a biologist studying coyote ecology and behavior in urbanized eastern Massachusetts. Jon Way is acting out a childhood dream to study wild animals.

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By Dr. Jonathan Way (with foreword by Project Coyote Advisory Board member, Dr. Marc Bekoff). Here is a fabulous journey into the life of the eastern Coyote in the northeastern United States. If you’ve ever wanted to know these canine inhabitants of wild lands and rural and suburban zones better, this book is for you. Author Jonathan Way started studying coyotes when he was in high school. Suburban Howls encompasses his life and studies beginning then, and continuing through his university years to the present  . Author: Jonathan G. Way (Foreword by Marc Bekoff). Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana Year: 2007. Sundance Coyote (children’s book).

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This book is about the experiences and findings of a biologist studying coyote ecology and behavior in urbanized eastern Massachusetts. Jon Way is acting out a childhood dream to study wild animals. However, instead of going to far off places such as Africa or the remote stretches of the Rocky Mountains, he began his professional career in high school and college by tracking eastern coyotes in his own hometown on Cape Cod. We hear so much about this unique animal and the conflicts it can create but relatively little is known about the coyotes in the east. The lack of other studies taking place on coyotes in urbanized areas in eastern North America provided Way with the perfect graduate project, and an unending source of information and entertainment. The coyote is a remarkable animal, being one of the only carnivores to actually increase its range and distribution in the past one hundred years. Coyotes have taken over as top predator in all environments in New England from wilderness parks to city greenbelts. Along its migration to the northeast it has become larger, likely the product of hybridization between western coyotes and eastern wolves, and with that, we see more speculation and theories about what the animal is, how it got here, and why it is here. This book celebrates having these animals living among us and makes a passionate plea for their protection. After all, with the eradication of most of their competition in New England, mainly wolves, a niche for a relatively large carnivore was left vacant for over one hundred years. Coyotes naturally colonized these areas on their own four feet and deserve the respect that any native carnivore should be granted. With their tremendous range expansion in a relatively short amount of time, coyotes proved that it is unnatural not to have a predator in most ecosystems. In Suburban Howls, Way takes us with him as he navigates dirt roads and wooded paths, travels through cemeteries, around cranberry bogs, in and out of residential areas, down power lines, and even into the city to see where coyotes travel and rest and how they survive, raise pups, prosper as a family, and ultimately die, many before their time. A fascinating account details the author raising a wild-born litter of coyotes, capturing his first coyote in a box trap, tracking a coyote into downtown Boston, documenting an increase in local coyote numbers following the death of resident territorial coyotes, and seeing first-hand how coyotes mourn when separated from their family. The reader will discover that it is perfectly appropriate to have wildlife in developed areas and that people, not wild animals, are the ones that typically have a hard time adjusting to their new neighbors. With a territorial species like a coyote, any land that does not have other coyotes might as well have a "For Rent" sign out. This book is written for the layman in a humorous, easy-reading style. It highlights the dedication and emotional involvement of working with this needlessly controversial animal, and will offer simple precautions to enable Homo sapiens to coexist with these wild canines that Native Americans called the Trickster. The data Way has gathered over the past ten years will enlighten and educate you with an insight into the behavior and habits of these remarkable wild dogs.
Reviews: 7
Buge
Great book to learn about Coyotes, easy to read.
BOND
Excellent, comprehensive and easy to read, this book tells you everything you need or want to know about wolf, coyote and especially the hybrid coywolf that inhabit Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Compiled from years in the field, the book provides first hand knowledge and insight into these fascinating animals. I kept my copy but purchased this book as a present for my nature-loving sister that had recently moved to the Cape. The book dispels the unfair negative press these animals have endured for decades and replaces it with facts that prove the value of these intelligent animals. A 'must read' for anybody interested in canids and how they live.
Beabandis
I have always found the clever, adaptable, beautiful animals coyotes are to be fascinating, yet most of the published work is on WESTERN coyotes in the U. S. I wanted to read about this amazing expansion/adaption of this predator Eastward, an incredible phenomenon taking place right before our eyes(if you know what to look for), but treated disdainfully or even with hostility by the majority of people, alas. It has to be one of the most fascinating wild animal success stories out there--despite every effort of modern, overly-civilized man to destroy them, coyotes have survived and EXPANDED their range. Even unto our urban environments! And though not choosing to be urban myself, I have always also been fascinated with urban wildlife--the secret lives wild animals live right amongst throngs of humans who often don't have a clue regarding the intricate life stories going on all around them! This book combined both my desire to learn more about Eastern Coyotes specifically, as well as urban ones, and their interwoven relationships with all the other "invisible" critters in our cities. Of course it deals specifically with radio-tracking coyotes in Eastern Massachusetts, but no doubt there are behaviours discovered in this study that are relatable to coyotes in urban areas elsewhere. And let's hope many more such studies are done! It IS NOT a strict, dry, scientific report of results and facts and charts(as I feared it might have been before I purchased it), but a very well written, engaging and entertaining account meant for everyone who might be interested in learning more about urban/suburban coyotes, and the methods necessary to acquire this information! I, personally, always retain information written and presented in such a format much better than extremely dry scientific results recorded in a robotic manner! Professors and teachers everywhere, take note! I found this study suprisingly thourough, combining the field work along with captive observations from the litter of coyote pups the author raised(and then was sadly, tragically seperated from by tiresome human politics)--far better and containing considerably more than I expected! Lots of excellent photographs illustrating it as well. I especially loved the epilogue, regarding the author's hopes and dreams for the future--here's hoping they all come true! We REALLY NEED a "Coyote Discovery Center" to be established SOMEWHERE! And for coyotes--no matter where they live--to be respected and valued as the amazing, fascinating, useful animals they can be--not just as "invasives" and "pests" because of their unfortunate conflicts with modern, overly-civilized humans. This book is an EXCELLENT beginning to acquiring a more balanced, positive attitude towards the "trickster"!
Velellan
Enjoyable read for anyone interested in coyotes or urban ecology. At times the author seemed to rant and could he could stand to adopt a more positive attitude, if only to keep the reader more engaged.
Frey
I suspect that the world of the coyote is unknown to most of us. Jon Way has shed some most valuable light into the dynamics involved in the life, survival, and circumstances under which the coyote lives. The most enjoyable feature of the book is the passion with which Jon writes of his subject. Along with the passion, his truth and straight forwardness of the trials, tribulations and bureaucratic BS, brings one to appreciate his work and suspect that a lesser person might have given up much sooner.

As has been mentioned, those who read this book will gain an appreciation for the coyote surviving in a most hostile world. It's a shame that there is an open (unlimited kill) hunting season on the coyote (and wolves). It is a complete lack of appreciation for the balance of nature considering such very negligible harm to humans. Sure, you read about coyote and wolf attacks occasionally. It's because they're predatory animals. What about the multiple attacks we hear about from our own domesticated pets, mainly pit bulls and rottweilers? My hope is that "Suburban Howls" will serve to enlighten those in doubt. Maybe even a kill-crazy hunter will read the book.

Well written, fascinating, with two thumbs up for the present and future work of Jon Way!!