Living among the coyotes in LA

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If you’ve lived in Southern California for long, you’ve likely encountered at least one on a hike in Griffith Park or driving to work in the wee hours of the morning. Coyotes – they’re a fact of life in SoCal, where human development continues to expand into the wilderness and the wild keeps popping up on our streets. Case in point: A park in urban Montebello recently closed temporarily after coyotes bit three people in three separate attacks. But Americans have a long and complicated relationship with coyotes, and cities like New York and Chicago might learn a lesson or two from how Angelenos have come, for the most part, to coexist with them.

Credits

Guest:
Dan Flores - Historian and Environmental Writer

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney