Depending on who you talk to, coyotes are either a tremendous nuisance or a necessary part of nature. Which is it? Let's do some research into the pros and cons of these animals who's numbers seem to be growing.
I won't go into all of the details, but let's just say that I have a personal beef with coyotes. It's better off if I don't explain fully, but I will admit that I asked the question out loud...can you legally take down a coyote in Missouri? The answer is more complicated than you'd think.
I will admit that I'm not really asking a question because I know the answer already. Or, at least I think I do. The internet is still arguing over whether a Missouri trail cam shows a wolf or a coyote. You can watch the video and come to your own conclusion.
A drama played itself out recently involving a coyote in Illinois in a bad situation. The poor animal had a container stuck on its head, but fortunately heroes in the Land of Lincoln came to the rescue.
This just in. Real life is different than Disney movies. Keep that fact in mind as I show you a Missouri swan that had a stare down with a Missouri coyote. Spoiler alert: it doesn't end well for the swan.
I've seen a lot of coyotes and wolves in my life and I didn't think it was that hard to tell them apart. However, there's a trail camera near St. Louis that picked up an animal and I'm having a hard time telling if it's a coyote or wolf and apparently I'm not alone.