Guest: Dan Flores
In the war between humans and coyotes, there’s no question the coyotes have won. The incredibly intelligent predator is the subject of Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History, a book by biologist DAN FLORES, the A.B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana and the author of ten books on aspects of Western US history. The book follows the five-million-year-long biological history of an animal that’s often portrayed in fiction as a deceptive trickster. Guest host Mary Cummings Jordan talks with Flores about coyotes, the extremes Americans have gone to exterminate them, and why coyotes have not just survived, but thrived: expanding across the continent from Alaska, to New York’s Central Park.
Image: Don McCullough