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A coyote spotted March 29 on the roof of L. Bar on Vernon Ave. in Queens escaped through the window of a nearby vacant building.

For a city slicker or a nature lover, a wildlife encounter can be alarming. Ann Bryant, executive director of the BEAR League ( www.savebears.org ), a Lake Tahoe-based nonprofit whose name stands for Bear Education, Aversion, Response, fields about 25 calls from panicked tourists and residents for every one call to Fish and Wildlife officials in her area. "People don't know what to do," she said.

Who's who of Southern California wildlife (and how to keep them away)

Coyotes, dingoes and wolves are all dogs, as intelligent and loyal as our familiars. Our treatment of them is unconscionable Source: Why aren’t coyotes, dingoes and wolves treated like our dogs?

Progression of coyote range expansion throughout North America and Mexico

Put Down the Traps and Guns—Coyotes Will Outsmart Them Every Time - CityLab

Coyotes are in the city to stay. Learning to live next door is going to take some adjustment — for all of us.

Photo © Angela Calabrese It’s important that people learn to live with coyotes and that coyotes do not lose their fear of humans.

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Indians climb the wall of a building to help students appearing in an examination in Hajipur, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. 600 high school students have been expelled after they were found to have cheated on pressure-packed grade examinations.

Urban Coyote Research Program

Urban Coyote Research Program

This urban coyote shows signs of mange, including a nearly hairless tail. © Karine Aigner

This urban coyote shows signs of mange, including a nearly hairless tail.

Wolf and elk in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Pictures by Sergey Gaschak. THE RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT ZONE HAS TURNED INTO A REFUGE After 300,000 people had to abondon Chernobyl after the catastrophic nuclear accident in 1986, wildlife have been thriving in the area - including large packs of wolves. Fields, villages and towns are replaced with forests and wetlands, and the fallout zone is now the largest wildlife sanctaury in Europe.

Sergei Gaschak’s photography offers an unparalleled glimpse at animal life inside “the zone”, the area of Ukraine and Belarus that has been officially closed off to human habitation since the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe of