Monday, February 1, 2010

Wildlife in the City: Coyotes

From: NYTimes

The coyote, a one- or two-year-old female ... was in Trinity Church Cemetery at 155th St. and B'way ...when officers from the NYPD’s ESU rolled up. (A chase ensued and after an exam at the Bronx Zoo) ... the coyote was set free in the Hunter Island woodlands of Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, the city’s largest park.

But not before being named Trinity — for the cemetery, for being the third coyote to turn up in Manhattan in the past 10 years and for the vulpine female character in “The Matrix,” said the parks commissioner, Adrian Benepe.

Like the other Manhattan coyotes, spotted in 2006 and 1999, Trinity is believed to have ambled down the West Side of Manhattan from Westchester County, where coyotes roam in fair numbers.

“The Amtrak rail corridor there is almost like a wildlife corridor,” Mr. Benepe said.

From 01/21/2010

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