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DENVER - A coyote ambling into a Chicago sandwich shop or taking up residence in New York's Central Park understandably creates a stir. But even here on the high plains of Colorado, where the animals are part of the landscape and figure prominently in Western lore, people are being taken aback by rising coyote encounters.
Thanks to suburban sprawl and a growth in numbers of both people and animals, a rash of coyote encounters has alarmed residents.
Therefore they have no predator thinning their ranks.
This is the danger in anthropomorphizing animals and the continued attacks against the hunting culture in the US.
The decision to do this, was based on the fact that the Whitetail Deer population in the surrounding protected property of said power plant was out of control. With the intent that packs of Coyote would help bring down the Deer over population, as no Hunting is permitted on said property. (Corn and Soy Bean are grown on the property to feed the deer.)
Two years ago there was talk of bringing in Wolves to lessen the population of the Coyotes.