Diets of sympatric red wolves and coyotes in northeastern North Carolina

Authors: Justin M. McVey, David T. Cobb, Roger A. Powell, Michael K. Stoskopf, Justin H. Bohling, Lisette P. Waits, Christopher E. Moorman

From the Journal of Mammalogy:

"Diets of red wolves and coyotes did not differ, but the proportion of small rodents in the composite scats of both canids was greater in the spring than in the summer. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), rabbits (Sylvilagus spp.), and small rodents were the most common diet items in canid scats. The similarity of diet between red wolves and coyotes suggests that these 2 species may be affecting prey populations similarly."

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