The similarities between jaguars and the coyotes of Appalachia

Jaguars and coyotes?  That’s not even a comparison of apples and oranges.  It’s more like dragonfruit and pineapple, or kumquats and pomegranate.  How can you find similarities between the scrawny little coyote and the massive, mighty jaguar? Marcella Kelly can see some common points.


Are coyotes in Virginia and jaguars in Belize similar in any way?

Their elusiveness. These coyotes in Appalachia are much more like cats than coyotes in the [West], which tend to live by themselves. Here they live in small family groups, they don’t vocalize as much as Western coyotes and they are not easy to track. It’s hard to see them in the forest.


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