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How to support backyard wildlife this winter

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on Jan. 13, 2014, 3:40 p.m.
coyote with snow

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You've got a little something on your nose...

Coyotes are great neighbors as they keep the population of rodents and other carnivores down, helping songbird populations thrive. They also do clean-up duty as scavengers. But if you don't consider coyotes welcome backyard guests, then make sure to clean up any food sources like scattered birdseed or food left out for other pets.