Nebraska Academy of Sciences


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1980. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, VIII:9-l4.


Copyright © 1980 Althoff


Sixteen pup-rearing den-sites of coyotes (Canis latrans) were located in southeastern Nebraska from 1976-1978. Although there was no selection for sites close to water or away from roads, dens were always located 400 m or farther from occupied farmsteads. The mean distance between neighboring dens was 3.87 km. Twelve sites were located within 1 m of brome grass (Bromus inermis); 15 dens were located where two cover-types met. Twelve dens were dug in loam soil; four in clay. Mean number of entrances for 10 excavated dens was 1.4, with the majority opening to the east and north.

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