Coyote Booms, Bear Attacks And How Climate Change Is Wreaking Havoc On The Animal Kingdom

Posted by Mike Confino, December 6, 2014

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In September, the Los Angeles area community of Seal Beach decided to start trapping and euthanizing coyotes in response to several pet deaths associated with the thriving urban predators. This controversial trap-and-kill policy is one of the most eye-catching developments in recent years as urban and rural wildlife boundaries in California become even further blurred — driven in part by the state’s crippling drought. Now in its fourth year, the drought has had profound impacts on humans and animals alike, with little end in sight. While the state was hit with a series of downpours in late November and early December, the several inches of rain only offered a drop in the bucket as far recovering from the drought.

via Coyote Booms, Bear Attacks And How Climate Change Is Wreaking Havoc On The Animal Kingdom | ThinkProgress.

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