Sick coyotes' habits boost encounters with humans

I've certainly heard of more sighting lately. Interesting taht it might actually be related to a parasite.

It turns out that coyotes infected with a common skin parasite tend to develop habits that make them problem animals.

”These coyotes that were losing their hair and were sick were more likely to run into people in residential areas, especially during the day,” says Maureen Murray, lead author of a new study on urban coyotes published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.